Construction is now underway on the ground floor of 35 Hudson Yards, the 72-story, 1,046,332-square-foot mixed-use building under development at the corner of Eleventh Avenue and West 33rd Street in the Hudson Yards District. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The 1,009-foot-tall tower will contain retail space on the ground, second, fourth, and fifth floors, followed by office space on the eighth through 13th floors, a 217-key Equinox hotel on the 15th through 29th floors, and 137 condominium units on the 31st through 70th floors. Equinox will move their global headquarters into the office portion and will open a 60,000-square-foot fitness club in the building. Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group are the developers, and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is the architect. Completion is expected in 2019. The developers recently negotiated the project’s $2 billion capitalization, which includes $1.2 billion of debt, Real Estate Weekly reported.
YIMBY has brought you several composite renderings of what the skyline will look like over the next few years. Now we have a fresh image of what the city’s future holds, thanks to YIMBY Forums user Thomas Koloski, which illustrates the major changes soon coming to Jersey City, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. Most of the projects added to the image are either already under construction or imminently rising, and their collective impact on the cityscape will push the New York City skyline to new, Coruscantian heights.
While most of YIMBY’s recent supertall coverage has focused on the 57th Street corridor projects like 220 Central Park South (nearly supertall) and 217 West 57th Street (Central Park Tower), there’s also a commercial supertall set to shine over Midtown, and it’s getting closer to beginning its ascent.
The supertall mixed-use tower planned at 45 Broad Street will shimmer at its apex, over 1,100 feet above the streets of Lower Manhattan. But at ground level, the Financial District project will bring new services to those who won’t even enter the building. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to approve new subway elevators planned on Broad Street.
News broke this week that billionaire Ron Perelman committed $75 million to financing the World Trade Center’s Performing Arts Center, which will provide the complex with a much-needed cultural amenity. But with 175 Greenwich (3 World Trade Center) nearly complete and the remaining puzzle pieces now falling into place, it is YIMBY’s opinion that it is also time to reconsider the design changes proposed for 2 World Trade Center. With Fox failing to commit to BIG’s proposal for the site, it makes much more sense to return to Norman Foster’s far more attractive design for the tower, which was shelved last year.