Demolition Wraps for Two New Residential Skyscrapers at 601 West 29th Street, Next to Hudson Yards

Updated rendering of 606 West 30th Street (center), image via City Planning

Demolition has completed at the site of 601 West 29th Street in Hudson Yards for an upcoming 695-foot-tall, 58-story skyscraper designed by FXCollaborative and developed by Douglaston Development. Meanwhile, the adjacent lot is almost cleared for a 520-foot-tall, 42-story tower at 606 West 30th Street, which is being developed by Lalezarian Properties and designed by Ismael Leyva Architects. The two structures will share the parcel of land between 29th Street and 30th Street to the west of Eleventh Avenue.

New photos looking south from the third phase of the High Line at the full scope of both sites.

The site of 601 West 29th Street is cleared. Photo by Michael Young

The site of 606 West 30th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The western end of 606 West 30th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The one-story garage that used to sit on the eastern end of the rectangular-shaped property has been completely cleared to make way for 601 West 29th Street, aka Tower A. The four-story brick structure that stood in the center of the parcel has been knocked down for 606 West 30th Street, aka Tower B, and excavators are currently removing the rubble and debris.

Rendering of 606 West 30th Street

Rendering of 606 West 30th Street, designed by architect Ismael Leyva

Rendering of 606 West 30th Street

Rendering of 606 West 30th Street, designed by architect Ismael Leyva

Rendering of 606 West 30th Street

Rendering of 606 West 30th Street, designed by architect Ismael Leyva

Tower A will yield 730,000 square feet of residential space divided among 931 apartments, for an average of 780 square feet apiece, indicating rentals. There will also be 9,300 square feet of ground-floor retail. To build a structure of this size required the transfer of 123,000 square feet of air rights from Chelsea Piers. Of this total, 4,562.5 square feet of air rights will go to Tower B. The 545-foot tall development known as Tower B will yield 312,350 square feet, with 192,780 square feet designated for residential space and 14,240 square feet for commercial space. It will have 260 residences, with average unit scope of 741 square feet, also indicating rentals.

Tower A’s amenities will include a lobby with concierge service, a fitness center, a sports simulation room, a music room, and a potential outdoor public terrace on the second floor with retail. The sixth floor will have a residents-only outdoor terrace with a lounge and an outdoor swimming pool. The 40th floor will have a garden terrace connected to a private residential library. Aside from the known 30-foot-long rear yard and 56-parking-space garage, amenities of Tower B have not been revealed.

Both planned buildings won’t be as tall as anything else built in the first phase of Hudson Yards, but they will nonetheless contribute to the density of the skyline in this new neighborhood and maintain a prominent position in front of the eventual second phase of Hudson Yards.

Completion of 601 West 29th Street is expected sometime in 2021.

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2 Comments on "Demolition Wraps for Two New Residential Skyscrapers at 601 West 29th Street, Next to Hudson Yards"

  1. David in Bushwick | July 11, 2019 at 8:26 am | Reply

    YAAAAAAY!!!!!!
    More silver glass boxes. They just never get tired…

  2. David is Correct. You need to live brick boxes to be cool

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