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Moinian Unveils Twisty, Solar-Powered Tower for West Side

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Developer Joseph Moinian gave the Post the dirty details about his 1.7 million square foot tower that's set to rise at 3 Hudson Boulevard along 11th Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets near Hudson Yards. The FXFOWLE-designed skyscraper will have a slight twist, with the form rotating 22 degrees as it rises 1,000 feet, and the south side of the building with have solar-powered "eyebrow" awnings that shade the interior while generating energy. There will be several terraces, a rooftop deck, and the project is aiming for LEED Platinum certification, the highest mark on the green building scale. Hudson Boulevard Park, a 10-block green space that's currently under construction between 10th and 11th Avenues, will sit at the base of tower's eastern side, and the building will have an entrance to the 7 train extension.

The tower was actually announced several years ago, but because the site was used as a staging area for the 7 line, the project experienced the same delays as the train extension. Construction will begin next year, and the building will be complete by 2016 or 2017.

The building could be entirely offices, or it could have residential at the top if the anchor tenant does not object. But that anchor tenant has yet to be obtained. The base will be occupied either by trading or retail, and rents will start at $80 per square foot and rise with the higher floors.
· Lucky '7' at 3 Hudson Blvd. [NYP]
· FXFOWLE Hudson Yards Tower Put on Burner for 7 Train Extension [Curbed]
· 3 Hudson Boulevard coverage [Curbed]