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30 Hudson Yards

30 Hudson Yards
30 Hudson Yards(StreetView).jpg
30 Hudson Yards in February 2019.
Alternative namesHudson Yards Tower A, Manhattan Tower, Hudson Yards North Tower
General information
TypeOffice, Observation, Retail
Location33rd Street and Tenth Avenue
Manhattan, New York City
GroundbreakingDecember 4, 2012
OpenedMarch 15, 2019
ManagementThe Related Companies L.P.
Oxford Properties Group Inc.
Height387 m / 1,269 ft[1]
Technical details
Floor count101
Floor area2,600,000 square feet (240,000 m2)[2]
Design and construction
ArchitectKohn Pedersen Fox (architect & master planner)
Main contractorTishman Construction
Map of buildings and structures at Hudson Yards. Zoom the map and click on points for more details.

30 Hudson Yards (also the North Tower[4]) is a super-tall mixed use building in the West Side area of Manhattan. Located near Hell's Kitchen, Chelsea, and the Penn Station area, the building is part of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project, a plan to redevelop the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's West Side Yard.[5][6][7][8][9] Since April 2019, it has been the third-tallest building in New York City.

The building has a triangular observation deck jutting out from the 101st floor. This observation deck, at 1,100 feet, will be the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere, (the Empire State Building's 102 floor observation deck, at 1,224 feet, is enclosed). The view will offer new skyline views to the south and east of Manhattan, the surrounding boroughs, and New Jersey.


30 Hudson Yards from the east, with 5 Manhattan West visible at left
The tower's base

The groundbreaking ceremony took place on December 4, 2012. Early construction work focused on building a platform to cover much of the Eastern Rail Yard, for much of Phase 1 to sit upon. The platform is rested on caissons, that are drilled underground. On December 12, 2013, it was announced that Tutor Perini Building Corp. was awarded a $510 million contract to build the platform.[10]

In 2013, Time Warner announced its intentions to move most of its offices to 30 Hudson Yards, vacating its current headquarters at the Time Warner Center, also owned by Related, at Columbus Circle.[11] The company will occupy half the building, below the 38th floor.[12][13]

In mid-2015, Related received a $690 million loan from Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and CIBC which allowed construction to start.[14][15] By January 2016, the structure's first few aboveground floors were already complete.[16] Construction of the observation deck at the top of the tower began in April 2018.[17][18] The observation deck was nearly complete by mid-2018.[19][20][21][22]

The building opened on March 15, 2019.[23][24] One month later, WarnerMedia executed a leaseback and sold their space to Related and Allianz for $2.2 billion after signing a 15-year lease for 1,500,000 square feet (140,000 m2).[25] The partners financed the purchase with a 10-year, $1.43 billion commercial mortgage-backed security interest-only loan from Deutsche Bank, Wells Fargo, and Goldman Sachs.[26] In June, KKR took out a $490 million mortgage from Deutsche Bank on their office condominium space.[27]



Architecture and design

Kohn Pedersen Fox was chosen for the design of the building.[30] Originally planned to be 1,337 feet (408 m) tall,[31] the building was later downsized to 1,268 feet (386 m) tall,[32] making it still the development's tallest building.[33] WarnerMedia's space features amenities including a cafeteria, a fitness center, a two-level auditorium and cinema and an outdoor deck.[26]

The building will feature a 80-foot (24 m) observation deck that juts into the air.[34] The building's lobby will contain artwork by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa consisting of 11 stainless steel spheres hanging from the ceiling, meant to represent global unity and cultural diversity.[35]


See also


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  15. ^ Geiger, Daniel (December 10, 2015). "Developers land $5 billion loan for 30 Hudson Yards, mall on far West Side". Crain's New York.
  16. ^ "Hudson Yards's Tallest Tower Begins Its 1,287-Foot Ascent". December 23, 2015. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  17. ^ Garfield, Leanna (April 11, 2018). "New York City is getting a 1,296-foot-tall skyscraper with the highest observation deck in the Western Hemisphere — see the incredible views". Business Insider. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
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  23. ^ Rosenberg, Zoe (January 2, 2019). "6 crucial ways New York City's landscape will change in 2019". Curbed NY. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
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  25. ^ Gourarie, Chava (April 24, 2019). "Allianz Teaming Up With Related in Its $2.2B Acquisition of 30 Hudson Yards".
  26. ^ a b Grossman, Matt (June 20, 2019). "Related, Allianz Office Deal at 30 Hudson Yards Funded with $1.43B Mortgage". Commercial Observer. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  27. ^ Grossman, Matt (June 7, 2019). "KKR Seals $490M Financing for Commercial Condo at 30 Hudson Yards". Commercial Observer. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
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  31. ^ Fedak, Nikolai (November 25, 2013). "Related's Hudson Yards Towers Re-Named". New York Yimby.
  32. ^ CTBUH (November 1, 2011). "30 Hudson Yards Facts | CTBUH Skyscraper Database". 40.75402 -74.00083: Retrieved May 20, 2014.
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  35. ^ Morris, Sebastian (January 31, 2019). "Related And Oxford Unveil Commissioned Art Installations At Hudson Yards". New York Yimby.

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