450 Eleventh Avenue’s Superstructure Takes Shape in Hudson Yards

450 Eleventh Avenue by DSM Design GRoup

Construction is several stories above street level and rising at 450 Eleventh Avenue, a 487-foot-tall, 531-room hotel from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in Hudson Yards. Designed by DSM Design Group and developed by Marx Development Group, the 43-story tower is one of several new high-rise projects ascending to the north of Related Companies‘ first phase of Hudson Yards, across from the Jacob K. Javits Center. The boom in construction is gradually transforming this previously underdeveloped area of Midtown West into a thriving mixed-use destination.

450 Eleventh Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

Recent photographs show the rising columns, walls, and floor slabs teeming with wooden formwork as the reinforced concrete settles. A significant amount of progress has occurred since our last update in early July, when only the ground-floor slab was completed.

450 Eleventh Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

450 Eleventh Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

450 Eleventh Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

450 Eleventh Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

450 Eleventh Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

450 Eleventh Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

450 Eleventh Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

As rendered, 450 Eleventh Avenue will be one of the most distinctive additions to the new neighborhood. The structure will feature a lively design consisting of an undulating array of glass cubes, giving the appearance of a twisting stack of Rubik’s Cubes. The individual components of the boxes also feature a number of variations in geometry that will make for interesting reflections, especially when illuminated by the setting sun.

We last reported that 450 Eleventh Avenue is scheduled to be finished in the fall of 2022.

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9 Comments on "450 Eleventh Avenue’s Superstructure Takes Shape in Hudson Yards"

  1. David : Sent From Heaven. | September 28, 2020 at 7:08 am | Reply

    Good originality, well planned; the design must be good and beautiful: Thanks to Michael Young.

  2. Ugh, I don’t know about 450 Eleventh Avenue. It is unique, but it’s maybe a little bit too unique.
    😕

  3. David in Bushwick | September 28, 2020 at 9:29 am | Reply

    Love it.

  4. Love the facade, but the success of this project will come down to the quality of the glass curtain wall.

  5. I dubb thee the “Jello Tower”!

    Watch it wiggle, see it giggle…
    🤣

  6. I was just about to write the comment “Ugh” when I saw Thomas’s reply – took the word right out of my mouth.

  7. Should we really be playing Jenga with Skyscrapers?

  8. thank you!

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