Design unveiled for new 50 Hudson Yards office tower in US


Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group have revealed designs for Manhattan's new trophy office tower, 50 Hudson Yards.

Located in West Side Manhattan, the new 2.9 million gross ft² building has been designed by architecture firm Foster + Partners. It will serve as a global headquarters to investment management company BlackRock, which will lease 850,000ft² across 15 floors.

The 58-storey building will stand at the northwest corner of 33rd Street and 10th Avenue. It will have access points on all four sides and the subway concourse below.

At present, more than 5.8 million ft² of office space is under construction or completed at Hudson Yards with 88% committed. Set to open in 2018, the retail space is already 60% leased.

The 985ft building will offer private sky lobbies, outdoor terraces, and executive valet parking in a private porte-cochère.

"50 Hudson Yards is a key part of a larger vision that integrates places to live and work within a dense, walkable urban neighborhood."

Construction of 50 Hudson Yards is set to begin next year and the building is expected to open in 2022.

Each block of the building will be outlined with pure white stone cladding and separated by the dark banding of the floors behind fully glazed façades. The tower’s east and west sides will be broken into four-storey glass boxes framed by white stone and with glass framing the cityscapes.

Foster + Partners' executive chairman and founder Norman Foster said: “50 Hudson Yards is a key part of a larger vision that integrates places to live and work within a dense, walkable urban neighborhood.

“Covering a full city block, the building is highly permeable at ground level, allowing it to engage fully with its urban location. Designed for a sustainable future, the building makes an important contribution to the regeneration of the far west side of Manhattan.”

The interior design of the tower is defined by its column-free floorplates spanning at least 50,000ft² throughout the building.


Image: Hudson Yards site itself will include 18 million square feet of commercial and residential space. Photo: courtesy of Related Companies.