Construction Elevators Coming Down on 15, 30, and 35 Hudson Yards as Equinox Hotel Opens

Hudson Yards. Photo by Michael Young

Work on 15, 30, and 35 Hudson Yards in the first phase of Related Companies’ master plan is wrapping up, as the construction elevator hoists on the exterior of the skyscrapers are in the process of being dismantled. The fast pace of construction at the $25 billion Midtown site was followed by a number of milestone completions, dedication ceremonies, and openings. 15 Hudson Yards is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group, 30 Hudson Yards by Kohn Pedersen Fox, and 35 Hudson Yards by Skidmore Owings & Merrill.

Photos from the third phase of the High Line show the last sections of the curtain wall that will soon be filled in where the hoists had been placed.

Looking east at Hudson Yards from the High Line. Photo by Michael Young

The north side of 30 Hudson Yards with the elevator hoist beginning to come down. Photo by Michael Young

Looking at 15 and 35 Hudson Yards from the northwest. Photo by Michael Young

Today also marks the public opening of Equinox Hotel at 35 Hudson Yards. Designed by Rockwell Group with the club and spa designed by Joyce Wang, the 60,000-square-foot facility is the largest Equinox location in New York City and the 100th location for the company. The hotel is comprised of 212 rooms from the 24th through the 38th floors. Other components include an indoor saltwater swimming pool, a 25,000-square-foot spa, a large dining room adjoining an 8,000-square-foot terrace on the north side of the property on the 24th floor, and a 15,000-square-foot sundeck with swimming pool on the south-facing terrace. Rooms range from $700 to $8,000 per night.

The first guests and members have begun to use the swimming pool and sundeck of the Equinox Hotel. Photo by Michael Young

The last skyscraper in the first phase to be built and completed is 50 Hudson Yards. Designed by Norman Foster of Foster + Partners, the office tower is being built across the street to the north of 30 Hudson Yards. The thick reinforced concrete core is currently several stories above ground, while large steel support columns and beams are being lifted and welded in place. The project is expected to be completed around 2022.

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