With the first of Related’s Hudson Yards towers now inching towards its pinnacle, it should come as no surprise that other developers with nearby sites are also beginning to move ahead with plans of their own. Kuafu Properties and Siras Development are building a 700-foot tall 42-story mixed-use tower at 470 Eleventh Avenue, between 37th and 38th Streets, and YIMBY has a fresh set of close-up renderings that also show some slight modifications to the “lantern-inspired” design.
Tishman Speyer is in the process of acquiring the development site at 550 West 37th Street — on 11th Avenue, between West 36th and 37th streets — in the Hudson Yards district, for $185 million. According to Crain’s Business, the parcel boasts 735,000 square feet of mixed-use building potential, but can be expanded to roughly 1.7 million square feet with the purchase of bonus air rights. The developer also plans a significant tower at 435 10th Avenue, a few blocks to the south.
YIMBY has word that the 100,000-ton steel order placed for the construction of Related’s Hudson Yards development is now making its way to the Far West Side, and Curbed has photographic evidence. Dubbed “The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards”, the seven-story, 1 million square-foot retail base being built between 10 and 30 Hudson Yards will feature 100 different establishments, and is scheduled to open in 2018.
Visualhouse sent along a rendering of the Manhattan skyline circa 2030, and the vista will be far more impressive than today’s, with supertalls set to line both 57th Street and the Far West Side. The image leaves out the new World Trade Center as well as several major projects in Midtown and on the Far West Side (and Nordstrom is also missing its cantilever), but the picture gives a good idea of the changes New Yorkers can expect over the next few years, even though the approximation is likely closer to 2020 than 2030, given that all depicted additions (besides 15 Penn) should be complete by 2018/2019.
The Hudson Yards project has taken decades to get off the ground, but construction is well underway on the site’s first few buildings, with the superstructure for 10 Hudson Yards already making an impact on the skyline. While the Eastern railyards will be impressive in their own right, the Western railyards are a bit further down the development pipeline, but Related has created a new set of conceptual towers that illustrate their potential, posted in an update to the Hudson Yards website.