More than a decade after the rezoning of the West Side of Manhattan, which helped create the neighborhood-to-be known as Hudson Yards, the first building within that massive megaproject is making its debut.
Today marks the official opening of 10 Hudson Yards, which began rising in 2014 and topped out last fall. The Kohn Pederson Fox-designed building will welcome its first tenants, luxury brand Coach, with companies like L'Oreal and Sidewalk Labs to follow. Ahead of an official opening ceremony, developer Related released images of the fashion brand's offices, which offer a peek inside the 895-foot skyscraper.
There's no mistaking who the first tenant is, given the wall of fancy purses that lines the entrance to its office. And in keeping with KPF's idea of creating a so-called "vertical campus," the building has a huge lobby with an atrium that reaches up into the structure.
10 Hudson Yards is one of three buildings within Phase 1 of the megaproject that'll be devoted exclusively to commercial tenants, along with 30 and 55 Hudson Yards. The rest of its buildings are progressing more or less on schedule: Construction began on 30, which will be the megaproject's tallest tower (and will have that terrifying cantilevered observation deck). And work continues on the retail podium, which sits between 10 and 30 and will have Neiman Marcus and Thomas Keller among its biggest tenants.
When all is said and done, it's projected that the megaproject could bring as much as $19 billion in revenue to the city—though it'll be quite some time before that figure can be proven.