Foster + Partners 291m-tall Manhattan tower tops out

Foster + Partners skyscraper for New York’s Hudson Yards development has topped out at 291m.

The building, 50 Hudson Yards, occupies a city block between 10th Avenue, Hudson Boulevard and 33rd and 34th Streets.

It will contain 3 million sq ft of office space and retail destinations at street level, making it one of the most voluminous towers in Manhattan.

The concrete-cored structure consists of three distinct volumes that are stepped back to create two terraces, and allow floorplates that can accommodate up to 500 workers.  

Nigel Dancey, Foster + Partners’ head of studio, said: "50 Hudson Yards is envisaged as a vertical campus in the heart of Manhattan that is eminently readable at city scale with three distinct blocks stacked one above the other.

"It aspires to define the workplace of the future, bringing to the fore the practice’s values of innovation and creativity by producing a working environment that seeks to fulfil the needs and expectations of a demanding workforce."

The tower is due to be completed in 2023, when tenants such as Facebook and investment company BlackRock are expected to take residence.

Images courtesy of Foster + Partners

Story for GCR? Get in touch via email: [email protected]

Latest articles in News