Situated at the gateway to the Hudson Yards submarket, the repositioned office tower maintains the expression of the preexisting site and scale of the neighborhood while attracting creative tenants to its Class-A workspace.
KPF renovated the 8-story warehouse and designed a new, 17-story building to rise from the podium. On the exterior, the podium’s lowered brick spandrels and new ribbon windows effuse greater natural light into the space. Within the interior’s base, a preexisting grid of fluted, concrete columns uphold their form and function. Moving up the tower’s floors, cellular beams and corrugated ceiling textures evoke the industrial quality of the podium. On the tower’s façade, a pattern of concave extrusions add depth to the glass grid, all the while harking back to its surroundings through its duotone, white-grey detailing.
The building’s twenty-five rentable stories cater to the needs of diverse tenants, with nearly every level sporting private terraces or balconies, and the top floor combining its double-height space with a landscaped terrace. The tower’s side core configuration preserves city and river views, while an exposed stairway encourages daily use and communication between floors and contribute to the interior’s bright, open expanse. Expanded, floor-to-ceiling windows also enhance daylight coverage of each floor. With full-block frontage on Ninth Avenue, the building’s main entry will include a robust amenity package that elevates quality of work life.