The Moinian Group will host a groundbreaking ceremony for its planned Hudson Yards office tower this Friday, and the plans for that building have changed since the project was first announced.
The New York Post had all the details about the redesign of 3 Hudson Boulevard, as this office tower is known. The office tower will no longer be a supertall. Last summer it was reported that the building would rise to 1,050 feet and have 66 floors. Now the developers have decided to scale it down to 940 feet and 53 floors, according to the Post.
Moinian is yet to secure an anchor tenant, but the new design will incorporate larger floor plates to make it more attractive to 21st century office tenants. Moinian has retained FXFOWLE as the architect on the project, and the firm has slightly altered its design from the first iteration.
From what we know so far, some of the lower floors will measure 50,400 square feet, on average, and have 18-foot-tall ceilings; the tower floors will measure about 40,000 square feet, and there will be an outdoor terrace on the eighth floor of the building. The top two floors will likely be conference spaces or executive offices, according to the Post.
3 Hudson Boulevard has been in the works for quite some time now. Moinian acquired the site, which is right next to the 7 train Hudson Yards stop, back in 2005 for $54.7 million. The MTA used the site while building the 7 train extension, but has since cleared out, allowing for the office tower to move forward. Foundation work is currently underway on the project, and the overall tower is expected to be complete sometime in 2021. Curbed has reached out to the developer and will update this piece with the new rendering when we have it.