Excavation Begins for 695-Foot-Tall Residential Skyscraper at 601 West 29th Street in Hudson Yards

601 West 29th Street., designed by FXCollaborative

Excavators have begun to dig below street level at the site of 601 West 29th Street, aka Tower A, which will become a 695-foot-tall residential skyscraper. Our last YIMBY update was in early July, where demolition and clearing had just wrapped up at the site, which is located at the corner of West 29th Street and Eleventh Avenue. Workers are wasting no time at all with the construction of the 58-story building, which is designed by FXCollaborative and developed by Douglaston Development.

Recent photos reveal the state of excavation work at the property, which sits immediately south of Hudson Yards and the third phase of the High Line.

601 West 29th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Meanwhile, the site for 606 West 30th Street, aka Tower B, is fenced off and cleared, but has yet to see any further activity. This will eventually sprout a 520-foot-tall, 42-story skyscraper developed by Lalezarian Properties and designed by Ismael Leyva Architects. No word on when excavation on this section of the parcel will commence, or when work is expected to finish.

The site of 606 West 30th Street sits along the middle of the parcel. Photo by Michael Young

The lack of tall structures to the site’s immediate south in Chelsea and Lower Manhattan will provide future occupants with clear, panoramic skyline views, as well as plentiful daylight and sunsets over the Hudson River. The closest subway is the 7 train, located to the north between West 33rd Street and West 34th Street.

Completion of 601 West 29th Street is posted on the construction fence for September 2023.

Completion is slated to happen four years from now. Photo by Michael Young

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2 Comments on "Excavation Begins for 695-Foot-Tall Residential Skyscraper at 601 West 29th Street in Hudson Yards"

  1. Similar buildings in this neighborhood, though shorter, took way less time to complete. Why on Earth is it going to take 4 years to complete this building?

  2. Yea, more glass box residential, we can develop and grow, but can we have something beside the cheap option of simple glass curtain walls………..What character will all these have in 20 – 50 years….these will not be Architectural icons. No complaining, I am in the profession so growth is good. WHY CAN WE NOT go beyond glass boxes even if they have holes in them or a a jenga building, some stone brick, on the upper floors, some great cornices, columns, parpets

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