foster + partners is set to complete 50 hudson yards, a 58-story skyscraper that will become new york’s fourth largest commercial office tower. the 2.9 million gross square foot building is expected to open in 2022. the scheme is part of a large-scale redevelopment project taking place along manhattan’s hudson river, which includes significant projects by KPF, diller scofidio + renfro, and thomas heatherwick.

foster + partners 50 hudson yards
all images courtesy of related-oxford

 

 

foster + partners’ design was unveiled by developers related companies and oxford properties group, with construction set to get underway in 2017 and taking around five years to complete. it was also announced that investment management firm blackrock will lease 15 floors of the building for its global headquarters. situated at the northwest corner of 33rd street and 10th avenue, with access points on all four sides and the subway concourse below, 50 hudson yards offers convenient entry points for employees. blackrock staff will have their own dedicated elevator entrance off of 10th avenue.

foster + partners 50 hudson yards
the 58-story skyscraper will become new york’s fourth largest commercial office tower

 

 

soaring to a total height of 985 feet (300 meters), 50 hudson yards spans an entire city block and will contain private sky lobbies, outdoor terraces, and executive valet parking and drop off in a private porte-cochère. the scheme stacks three distinct blocks of commercial space one atop the other. outlined with white stone cladding, each block is separated by the dark banding of the floors behind fully glazed façades.

foster + partners 50 hudson yards
an aerial view of new york’s hudson yards development

 

 

50 hudson yards is a key part of a larger vision that integrates places to live and work within a dense, walkable urban neighborhood,’ explains norman foster. ‘covering a full city block, the building is highly permeable at ground level, allowing it to engage fully with its urban location. designed for a sustainable future, the building makes an important contribution to the regeneration of the far west side of manhattan.’

foster + partners 50 hudson yards
construction is set to get underway in 2017, taking around five years to complete

 

 

internally, 50 hudson yards will offer large, column-free floorplates spanning at least 50,000 square feet throughout the building. ’50 hudson yards is envisaged as a vertical campus in the heart of manhattan that is eminently readable at city scale with three distinct blocks stacked one above the other,’ adds nigel dancey, head of studio for foster + partners. ‘crafted from a simple palette of white stone and glass, the building’s primary structure has been pushed to the edges to create large-span flexible floorplates.’

foster + partners 50 hudson yards
the large-scale redevelopment is taking place along manhattan’s hudson river

foster + partners 50 hudson yards
the masterplan includes projects by diller scofidio + renfro and heatherwick studio

thomas-heatherwick-hudson-yards-vessel-designboom-02thomas heatherwick’s ‘vessel’ will for the centerpiece of hudson yards
image courtesy of forbes massie / heatherwick studio
see more about the project on designboom here

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