The demolition of the McDonald's located at the corner of 34th Street and 10th Avenue is currently underway, New York YIMBY reports. That site will be home to the 62-story office tower known as 50 Hudson Yards, the second largest of the towers going up in phase one of the Hudson Yards megaproject being developed by Related Companies.
The developer purchased the lot in October last year. It was the final piece of real estate the company needed to acquire to complete all the buildings as part of the megaproject.
Little is known about the building except for the fact that it will have 2.3 million square feet of commercial space, and will stand over 1,000 feet tall. Tenants and the architect for the project are yet to be announced.
We got a glimpse of what the building might look like when renders were unveiled in April 2014, but almost two years have passed since that time, so it's unclear if the designs will remain the same.
The first of the Hudson Yards tower, the 52-story office building, 10 Hudson Yards topped out at 895 feet this past October, around the same time that Related purchased the McDonald's site.