It’s been more than a decade since the city approved the rezoning of the area that would eventually become the Hudson Yards Special District, and in that time, the megaproject has basically remade the far west side of Manhattan. The 28-acre space that was previously home to rail yards (and little else) is busy with construction, and several of its skyscrapers are already on the rise. One of those, the office tower 10 Hudson Yards, welcomed its first tenants (Coach and L’Oreal, among others) earlier this year.
And now, another big milestone for the megaproject is about to take place: Developer Related has announced that 15 Hudson Yards, the development’s first all-residential tower, will soon be up for grabs. The building will be split between 285 market-rate condos and 106 affordable apartments; though details have yet to be revealed on the latter, Curbed has exclusive details about the former, which will launch sales later this week.
Those condos will be split between one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom units, and there will be five different "residence types," per Related: Plaza Residences (one- to three-bedroom units with views of the megaproject’s public square and the High Line); Loft Residences (all two-bedroom apartments with high ceilings); Panorama Residences (one- to four-bedrooms with "spectacular unobstructed southern views"); Penthouses (three- and four-bedroom units, with only four to a floor, that have "oversized layouts"); and four duplex "upper penthouses," which are described thusly:
The Duplex Upper Penthouses on the 88th floor each occupy one of the tower’s four lobes with more than 5,000 square feet of living space, curving floor-to-ceiling windows yielding 270-degree panoramic river and city views and living rooms with double-height ceilings up to 26 feet.
The apartments are also further distinguished by " two personalized interior design schemes," which translates to the fact that buyers can either choose light or dark finishes for their extremely fancy apartments. The materials are predictably over-the-top, and include Calacatta Michaelangelo marble, Blue de Savoie stone flooring, solid oak cabinetry, and Bendheim glass. The two different designs—"tonal" or "contrast"—are available in the kitchens and bathrooms, which you can see below:
The kitchen, with tonal on the left and contrast on the right (images courtesy Related-Oxford).
The master bathroom; tonal scheme on the left, contrast on the right (images courtesy Related-Oxford).
But, as you’d expect, all of this won’t come cheap: One-bedrooms, which start at around 850 square feet, will go from $1.95 million; two-bedrooms begin at 1,450 square feet and $3.7 million; three-bedrooms measure from 2,200 square feet, and will ask from $6.3 million; and the four-bedroom residences, which start at around 2,900 square feet, will ask from $11.8 million. The penthouses are presumably even pricier, though details have yet to be released for those.
The building, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group, will rise 910 feet when completed. It’s not the tallest of the megaproject’s towers (that distinction goes to the KPF-designed 30 Hudson Yards), but it does have the closest access to some of the megaproject’s amenities, including the Shed (also designed by DSR in collaboration with Rockwell Group) and the five-acre open space, which will be home to a sculpture by Thomas Heatherwick. The whole shebang should be finished by 2018.
YIMBY also revealed exterior renderings of the building today; you can check those out below: