After a sneak peek of this stalled project over a year ago, we're finally getting a full-on look (read: tons of renderings) at Extell's planned office tower for the Hudson Yards district on the far West Side. Called One Hudson Yards, Extell's Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed tower has a facade defined by grids of diamond shapes; the archibabble = a "diagrid." Lest it be boring, the plan completely defies the laws of symmetry by lopping off the northeast corner of the top, which faces Midtown. The lobby level has a wavy metallic canopy that swoops around the perimeter.
By the numbers, we're looking at 1,750,000 square feet of office space in a 56-story, 877-foot-tall structure. Located on Eleventh Avenue between 33rd and 34th streets, we've yet to figure out the building's exact address, but we know that it'll sit right on top of the 7 train extension, next to the planned Hudson Park, and just east of the curved northern tip of the High Line.
One Hudson Yards' newly launched website includes?somewhat surprisingly?tons of details about the area and its ambitious plans for the future. Even though Gary Barnett's baby is not technically part of Related's Hudson Yards mixed-use megaproject, which will ultimately contain housing, hotels, and retail space as well as more offices, it's one of the first semi-concrete glimpses of the area that we've seen. What's the verdict?
· Official site: One Hudson Yards [onehudsonyards.com]
· Renderings Released: Extell's One Hudson Yards [NY YIMBY]
· Developer Not-So-Subtly Lays Claim to Piece of Hudson Yards [Curbed]