Manhattan’s Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in U.S. history, jointly developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties and incorporating 17 million square feet of commercial and residential space, a cultural center, park space, a public school, and a luxury hotel. Anchoring the east side of the site are two towers designed by KPF, as well as a retail podium.
The first tower, 10 Hudson Yards, will serve as Coach’s global headquarters and host the offices of other international companies. Straddling the High Line, the tower features a soaring atrium and floor-to-ceiling glass in a column-free space. The unique facade features glass shingles in a saw-tooth pattern (also used on 30 Hudson Yards) on an aluminum curtain wall with stainless steel accent panels. Heintges’ scope was limited to special inspections for the lower portion of the tower.
The tallest tower in the development, 30 Hudson Yards, will be home to the highest outdoor observation deck in New York City, and the offices of Time Warner and its subsidiaries. The tower will feature large, efficient floor plans, cutting-edge communications systems for tenants and unparalleled amenities for workers.
20 Hudson Yards, located between the two towers, will be a retail and dining destination. The east facade of the one million square foot retail center is clad in perforated stainless steel panels, defined by a unique pleated form on the east, which transitions to flat perforated panels around the rest of the volume. The west elevation features curved glass designed by artist James Carpenter on a cable wall system.
Image 1 courtesy of The Related Companies; Images 2-5 by Heintges.