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Thomas Heatherwick Vessel – Manhattan High-Rise Property: Skyscraper Office Buildings NYC, USA: Opening News

Apr 20, 2017

Thomas Heatherwick Landmark at Hudson Yards New York City

Construction Begins on Heatherwick’s ‘Vessel’ at Hudson Yards

Today, six months after the design for Vessel was publicly unveiled, construction on Thomas Heatherwick’s otherworldly new urban landmark has officially begun at Hudson Yards, reports the Architectural Record.

The 150-foot-tall polished steel pavilion will anchor a five-acre public plaza and gardens, designed Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects. It will comprise 154 interconnecting flights of stairs, 2,500 steps, and 80 landings.

Heatherwick’s ‘Vessel’ at Hudson Yards

Heatherwick’s ‘Vessel’ at Hudson Yards
image courtesy of Forbes Massie / Heatherwick Studio

Expected to top out later this year and officially open in the fall of 2018, the copper-colored Vessel will be “pieced together like an incredible jigsaw puzzle,” said Heatherwick, from 75 individual parts fabricated by Cimolai S.p.A. in Monfalcone, Italy. Only the first 10 have arrived in New York so far, following 15 days at sea.

Thomas Heatherwick Landmark at Hudson Yards

Thomas Heatherwick Landmark at Hudson Yards
image courtesy of Visualhouse / Nelson Byrd Woltz

“As one of the most complex and ambitious pieces of steelwork ever made, the next months will provide a one-off opportunity to see a future extraordinary structure emerge for New York,” designer Thomas Heatherwick said.

source: Heatherwick Vessel at Hudson Yards New York City

Jul 4, 2016

Hudson Yards Development in New York City

Hudson Yards Buildings

Building images from 24 Jun – 2 Jul 2016 © Adrian Welch:

Hudson Yards New York Buildings with High Line

Hudson Yards New York Buildings

Hudson Yards New York Buildings

Hudson Yards New York Buildings

Hudson Yards New York Buildings

Hudson Yards New York Buildings

Jun 7, 2016

Hudson Yards New York City

Hudson Yards Official Opening

Hudson Yards Welcomes Its First Employees and Officially Opens Its Doors

Initial Wave of Employees of Coach, Inc., 10 Hudson Yards’ First Corporate Tenant, Welcomed to Their New Global Headquarters with Morning Celebration; Move-ins at 10 Hudson Yards to Continue Through the End of the Year

10 Hudson Yards is the First Building to Open in Manhattan’s Newest Neighborhood

Ten Hudson Yards officially opened its doors, May 31, 2016, welcoming the first wave of Coach, Inc. employees to their new global headquarters on Manhattan’s West Side. Coach’s CEO Victor Luis, Chairman of Related Companies Stephen M. Ross and executives from Oxford Properties Group were joined at the opening by Héctor Figueroa, President of 32BJ Service Employees International Union.

10 Hudson Yards Development SNew York City Towers

“Today marks a significant milestone at Hudson Yards as we open our first office tower and welcome Coach’s first employees,” said Stephen M. Ross, Chairman and Founder of Related Companies. “Hudson Yards is the most ambitious development ever undertaken in the country and positions New York City for continued global leadership. Coach has been our partner since the very beginning. Over the past 75 years, they have earned a reputation as a forward-thinking brand, and nowhere is that more evident than in their new corporate headquarters here at Hudson Yards.

I am also pleased to be joined by Héctor Figueroa and members from 32BJ who have long been our partners in providing best-in-class professional building management and customer service to thousands of employees and residents throughout the Related portfolio. In just a few short years, Hudson Yards will be home to a collection of the world’s most innovative businesses, vibrant retail and restaurant offerings, some of the City’s finest residences and a new network of public spaces. Hudson Yards is destined to become the new heart of New York and it is well on its way to realizing that vision.”

View from Empire State Building:
Hudson Yards View from Empire State Building

“Since the brand’s beginning 75 years ago, the city has been part of Coach’s culture with a shared history of creativity, optimism and continuous evolution,” said Victor Luis, Chief Executive Officer of Coach, Inc. “As a global leader in innovation and transformation, we are excited to be the first company to move to Hudson Yards and salute Related and Oxford’s groundbreaking vision for Manhattan’s new frontier, and ultimately the future of our city.”

Coach’s new headquarters features a custom lobby experience for employees and guests. Serving as a stunning brand showcase, the Coach lobby features a giant video wall (2304px W x 1296px H) highlighting both the Coach and Stuart Weitzman brands’ latest creative, as well as a Coach product library housing hundreds of iconic heritage pieces along the expansive lobby wall.

With approximately 700,000 square feet of space, the brand envisioned a collaborative, urban campus with a 15-story atrium as well as double height conference rooms that look directly down the High Line. Additional amenities include a design studio for Coach’s craftsman, a private cafeteria and the Heritage Room, a gathering space that can accommodate up to 250 people. And finally, a large terrace offers unencumbered open views of the Hudson River and downtown skyline.

View of Hudson Yards and 520 West 28th Street Looking North from the High Line:
View of Hudson Yards and 520 West 28th Street Looking North from the High Line

The 1.8 million square foot tower broke ground in December 2012 and is the first building to open in the new 28-acre neighborhood. When fully occupied, 10 Hudson Yards will house 7,000 employees. Move-ins from Coach, Inc., L’Oréal USA, SAP, The Boston Consulting Group, VaynerMedia, Intersection and Sidewalk Labs will continue through the end of the year.

Blake Hutcheson, CEO of Oxford Properties Group said, “We are proud and honored to welcome the inaugural group of Coach employees into 10 Hudson Yards. They have the privilege of being the first to experience this amazing community in person. Coach shared our vision from the start and today we get to see that vision become reality. This is a special day for all involved and we look forward to many more warm welcomes as this community comes alive.”

Héctor Figueroa, President of 32BJ Service Employees International Union said, “This development shows how good jobs are a key part of providing 21st Century cutting-edge building services. Today, the first of our members start their new jobs here with a lot of excitement and pride to be working in this new building. They look forward to providing high-quality service to tenants and having the good pay and benefits that enable them to raise their families in New York City. Over time, there will be more than 750 good building service jobs here in just the first phase alone and that will help even more New Yorkers stay in the city, provide a bright future for their kids and strengthen their communities.”

The 52-story 10 Hudson Yards is a LEED Platinum-designed tower by acclaimed global architects Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF). It stands 895 feet tall and offers state-of-the-art commercial offices, ground-floor retail space, and a direct connection to the one-million-square-foot Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards.

The building features panoramic views and is uniquely interwoven with the celebrated High Line, which passes through the structure of the building, making 10 Hudson Yards one of the most distinct buildings in the city. The building is being managed by Related Management whose innovative focus on the employee and visitor experience further distinguishes 10 Hudson Yards in the commercial office market. The new No. 7 Subway station, which opened last fall, is conveniently located adjacent to Hudson Yards.

Hudson Yards will be a model for the 21st century urban experience; an unprecedented mix of buildings, streets, parks, utilities and public spaces that will combine to form a connected, responsive, clean, reliable and efficient neighborhood. With more than 8.5 million square feet of residential, commercial and retail space now under construction or operational, Hudson Yards is on track to open the entire first phase by 2019.

Sales for the residences at 15 Hudson Yards and 35 Hudson Yards will launch later this year. Fifty-Five Hudson Yards, home to law firms Boies, Schiller & Flexner and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, will open in 2018. The one-million-square-foot retail center and 6-acre public plaza will open in the fall of 2018, followed in 2019 by 30 Hudson Yards, the commercial office tower that will house KKR, Wells Fargo Securities, TimeWarner, HBO and CNN.

Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in the nation’s history and when complete in 2025, more than 125,000 people a day will either work in, visit or call Hudson Yards their home. The development will include 17 million square feet of commercial and residential space; more than 100 shops and restaurants, including New York City’s first Neiman Marcus and signature restaurants by Chefs Thomas Keller, José Andrés and Costas Spiliadis; approximately 4,000 residences; 14-acres of public open space; a new 750-seat public school and a 200-room Equinox® branded luxury hotel – all offering unparalleled amenities for residents, employees and guests. When complete, Hudson Yards will generate nearly $500 million annually in New York City taxes and bring more than 55,000 jobs to the new neighborhood.

For more information about Hudson Yards, please visit

View from Central Park:
Hudson Yards from Central Park

ABOUT COACH, INC.: Coach, Inc. is a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands. The Coach brand was established in New York City in 1941, and has a rich heritage of pairing exceptional leathers and materials with innovative design. Coach is sold worldwide through Coach stores, select department stores and specialty stores, and through Coach’s website at

In 2015, Coach acquired Stuart Weitzman, a global leader in designer footwear, sold in more than 70 countries and through its website at Coach, Inc.’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol COH and Coach’s Hong Kong Depositary Receipts are traded on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the symbol 6388.

ABOUT RELATED COMPANIES: Founded over 40 years ago, Related Companies is a fully-integrated, highly diversified industry leader with experience in virtually every aspect of development, acquisitions, management, finance, fund management, marketing and sales. The Company’s existing portfolio of real estate assets, valued at over $30 billion, is made up of best-in-class mixed-use, residential, retail, office, and affordable properties in premier high-barrier-to-entry markets.

Headquartered in New York City, Related has offices and major developments in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, South Florida, Washington, D.C., Abu Dhabi, London, São Paulo and Shanghai, and is well-known for having developed the 2.8 million square foot Time Warner Center in New York City and the 72-acre CityPlace in West Palm Beach as well as being a leader in green building. For more information, please visit

ABOUT OXFORD PROPERTIES GROUP: Oxford Properties Group is a global platform for real estate investment, development and management, with approximately 2,000 employees and over $37 billion of real assets that it manages for itself and on behalf of its co-owners and investment partners. Established in 1960, Oxford has regional offices in Toronto, London and New York, and the company’s portfolio includes approximately 56 million square feet of office, retail, industrial, multi-family and hotel properties. Oxford is the real estate arm of OMERS. For more information, please visit

May 5, 2016

Hudson Yards News

Hudson Yards Development Report

A study commissioned by the developer indicated that total economic output of the companies projected to occupy Hudson Yards will contribute $18.9 billion to the city’s gross domestic product.

Many projections in the report are also contingent on a host of economic indicators in the city, including demand for Class A office space. Out of the 10.4 million square feet Related will have to lease up, so far it has locked in commitments from tenants for 4 million square feet. —

Website: Hudson Yards Development Report – article

Mar 14, 2016

Hudson Yards District Development in New York City

Hudson Yards Development Manhattan
Architects: various

View looking South from the No. 7 Subway Station:
View Of Hudson Yards, Looking South From The No. 7 Subway Station


Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States and the largest development in New York City since Rockefeller Center. It is anticipated that more than 24 million people will visit Hudson Yards every year.

The Shops and Restaurants, Looking East From The Plaza:
The Shops and Restaurants, Looking East From The Plaza

The site will include more than 17 million square feet of commercial and residential space, more than 100 shops, a collection of restaurants, approximately 5,000 residences, a unique cultural space, 14 acres of public open space, a 750-seat public school and a 200-room Equinox® branded luxury hotel—all offering unparalleled amenities for residents, employees and guests. The development of Hudson Yards will create more than 23,000 construction jobs.


To complete the 28-acre Hudson Yards development, two “platforms” must be constructed to bridge over 30 active Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train tracks, three subsurface rail tunnels utilized by Amtrak and New Jersey Transit, and a fourth passageway, the Gateway tunnel, completed in late 2014. The finished buildings’ foundations extend through the platform and rise above. The platforms will cover approximately three-quarters of the Eastern and Western Yards.

Hudson Yards platform

The platform and buildings above the Eastern Yard are supported by a total of 300 caissons, ranging from four to five feet in diameter and 20 to 80 feet in depth, which will be drilled deep into the bedrock in strategic locations between existing railroad tracks. The platform on the Eastern Yard utilizes 25,000 tons of steel, 14,000 cubic yards of concrete and weighs more than 35,000 tons.

Preliminary preparations on the Eastern Yard platform began at the end of 2013 and caisson drilling started in March 2014. Over seven million square feet of construction on Manhattan’s West Side are underway at Hudson Yards.

View from The High Line:
View Of Hudson Yards in New York from The High Line

Erection of the structural steel columns, beams and trusses began in Fall 2014. The Eastern Yard platform will be completed in 2015.

Throughout all of the project’s construction, the LIRR, Amtrak and New Jersey Transit trains will remain operational.

Evening View from The Hudson River:
Evening View Of Hudson Yards, From The Hudson River

Hudson Yards District Development Designs

30 Hudson Yards Manhattan
Design: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) architects
30 Hudson Yards
image from architect
30 Hudson Yards Tower

10 Hudson Yards Manhattan
Design: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) architects
Hudson Yards, Viewed From The High Line
image from architect
10 Hudson Yards Tower

434-444 Eleventh + 550 West 37th Street
Design Architect: n/a
Hudson Boulevard tower NYC by BIG
rendering : Tishman Speyer
Hudson Yards District Development

66 Hudson Boulevard Tower
Design Architect: BIG
Hudson Boulevard tower New York by BIG
rendering : Tishman Speyer
66 Hudson Boulevard Tower

520 West 28th Apartments in New York City
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
520 West 28th
image from Zaha Hadid Architects
520 West 28th Apartments in New York City

Hudson Yards Manhattan Masterplan – Steven Holl Proposal

Hudson Yards Manhattan : Architecture Competition

Location: Hudson Yards, New York City, USA

New York City Architecture

Contemporary New York Buildings

Manhattan Architecture Designs – chronological list

New York City Architecture Tours by e-architect

BIG Architects – Bjarke Ingels Group

A recent Manhattan skyscraper design by Bjarke Ingels of BIG on e-architect:

76 Eleventh Avenue New York Towers, HFZ’s Meatpacking Skyscrapers:
76 Eleventh Avenue New York Towers
rendering : BIG
76 Eleventh Avenue New York by BIG

Another major New York City skyscraper design by BIG on e-architect:

2 WTC New York by Bjarke Ingels

One Hundred East Fifty Third Street
Design Architect: Foster + Partners
100 E 53rd Street New York
rendering via RFR
Midtown Manhattan Skyscraper Building

New York Architecture News

New York Architect

Empire State Tower

High Line Park New York – close by to Hudson Yards Development:

Standard Hotel Manhattan

HL23 Project on New York High Line by Neil Denari

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