Hudson Yards is just days away from making its public debut, but one of the more rarefied elements of the multi-billion-dollar city within a city is now ready for its close-up.
Developers Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group announced that the megaproject’s second residential tower, 35 Hudson Yards, will soon launch sales. Its 143 apartments will hit the market on March 15, the same day that many of the public pieces of the development—the shops and restaurants, Thomas Heatherwick’s yet-to-be-named “public landmark”—open for the first time. And the tower’s apartments will not come cheap: Condos will start at $5 million for a two-bedroom, with an average price of $11 million. (According to the New York Times, its penthouses have yet to be priced.)
The building, designed by David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, is actually a bit of a hybrid: In addition to the condos, it’ll will also be home to a hotel operated by Equinox, and office space. The supertall tower has a base made of Bavarian limestone, which gives rise to a glassy tower with setbacks that culminates in a curved topper.
The apartments, which begin on the 53rd floor, will have interiors by AD100 designer Tony Ingrao, whose past work includes the Baccarat Hotel & Residences and a smattering of fancy private residences. Those, too, will be quite lavish, with top-of-the-line finishes (kitchen counters are made of marble, and bathroom surfaces from quartzite; bathroom cabinets, designed by Smallbone of Devizes, are made of lacquered eucalyptus), huge floorplans—going up to 10,000 square feet—and high ceilings and common spaces “built to accommodate substantial works of art.” (Of course.)
Amenities for residents are equally plush: There are the usual perks, like a dedicated fitness center, screening room, kid’s playroom, conference rooms, and the like. And then there are the unusual ones: Residents will have access to a “comprehensive fitness experience” from Equinox and SoulCycle (basically, access to the amenities at the Equinox hotel); there’s also a “director of residences” who can do everything from coordinate laundry service to book a car if you need one.
It’s all a very lavish, moreso than the megaproject’s other condo tower, 15 Hudson Yards (designed by Diller, Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with the Rockwell Group). While the apartments and amenities there are still rather posh, they’re “a little more casual,” as Related CEO Stephen Ross put it to the Times; 35 Hudson Yards is the more upscale counterpart, both in experience and in price.
The building itself is already well on its way to completion, with residents expected to move in this fall.