Manhattan, NY According to Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group, developers of the $20 billion Hudson Yards redevelopment, 30 Hudson Yards has officially topped out. The final beam was placed on the steel crown on July 17th. The 1,296 ft. tall building is made up of more than 40,000 pieces of steel weighing 91,500 tons, 1.25 million bolts and enough welding to cover 196 miles.
“The topping out of 30 Hudson Yards, and completion of its steel crown, represents another important milestone as we approach the neighborhood’s March 2019 opening,” said Jay Cross, president of Related Hudson Yards. “We want to thank the entire team of construction professionals for all of their hard work on one of the most challenging and exciting towers in all of NYC.”
“Today’s topping out is another sign of the progress being made to deliver NYC’s newest neighborhood,” said Michael Turner, president of Oxford. “We are driven by our commitment to connect people with exceptional places and 30 Hudson Yards is a prime example. With less than nine months to opening, there is growing excitement around what will be an incredible destination for New Yorkers and visitors around the globe alike.”
In addition to providing commercial office space for leading businesses, including Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts (KKR); WarnerMedia and its subsidiaries CNN, HBO, Warner Bros. and Turner; and Wells Fargo Securities, the 2.6 million s/f LEED Gold-designed skyscraper by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates will also feature panoramic views from the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere.
Related Construction is the general contractor and Tishman Construction is the contractor for 30 Hudson.
The Hudson Yards Observation Deck stands 1,100 ft. in the air and extends 65 ft. from the building. It is expected to open to the public in 2020. Adjacent to the deck, on the building’s 101st floor, renowned British hospitality group rhubarb will program a 10,000 s/f restaurant, bar and event space offering a one-of-a-kind dining experience.
Hudson Yards is a new neighborhood bringing 18 million-plus s/f of mixed-use development to the West Side. The site includes 100 shops, including NYC’s first Neiman Marcus; signature restaurants and food experiences by chefs and restaurateurs Thomas Keller, José Andrés, David Chang, Michael Lomonaco, Costas Spiliadis, rhubarb and D&D London; new residences; 14-acres of public open space; a new 750-seat public school and an Equinox Hotel with 200 rooms.