Construction of the concrete core appears to have topped out at 50 Hudson Yards, a 1,011-foot-tall commercial supertall in Hudson Yards and number eight on our countdown of the tallest buildings in progress in the New York metropolitan area. Designed by Norman Foster of Foster + Partners and developed by Related Companies with Oxford Properties, the 58-story skyscraper will yield 2.9 million square feet of office space, making it the largest building by volume in the first phase of the Hudson Yards master plan.
Recent photos show the remarkable progress that has occurred since YIMBY’s last update in early September, when construction had just passed the halfway mark. The curtain wall of reflective glass and marble is rapidly rising along with the steel framework, which is still more than a hundred feet below the core. The wider northern and southern profiles will express a greater sense of verticality with much thicker slabs of the marble separating the multi-story glass grid.
The safety cocoon continues to ascend the steel superstructure with each new floor, and the construction cranes get closer to the height of Kohn Pedersen Fox‘s adjacent 30 Hudson Yards. Just to the north of the property is Bjarke Ingels Group‘s 66 Hudson Boulevard, aka The Spiral, which has been rising simultaneously with Foster’s tower. However, it seems that the rectangular concrete core of 50 Hudson Yards has won the race to the summit. We expect the remainder of 50 Hudson Yards to top out in early 2021.
50 Hudson is making a big impact on the skyline and contributes significantly to the density of Hudson Yards and the nearby Manhattan West complex.
Meanwhile the crane on the western elevation is steadily being removed in sections.
50 Hudson Yards is expected to finish and open sometime in 2022.