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3 Hudson Boulevard

3 Hudson Boulevard
GiraSole (New York).jpg
Former namesGiraSole
General information
StatusUnder construction
TypeMixed-use, office and residential
Location555 West 34th Street, Manhattan, New York 10001
Construction started2014[1] or 2015-16[2]
Estimated completion2021[3]
Roof940 ft (287 m)
Technical details
Floor count53
Floor area2,000,000 sq ft (190,000 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectFXFOWLE Architects
DeveloperJoseph Moinian

3 Hudson Boulevard (previously known as GiraSole), is a skyscraper under construction in Manhattan's Hudson Yards and Hell's Kitchen neighborhoods along the Hudson Park and Boulevard in New York City. Its developer is Joseph Moinian.[5][6]


It is expected to rise 53 floors and 940 feet (287 m) in height.[3] FXFOWLE Architects designed the building, which is planned to have 2,000,000 square feet (190,000 m2) of real estate.

Construction was supposed to begin in mid-2014[1] or 2015,[2] with the building's completion planned for 2017.[1][2][7][8] Completion was rescheduled for 2021.[3] The building, directly across Eleventh Avenue from the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, would abut the secondary entrance to the new 34th Street – Hudson Yards subway station, built as part of the New York City Subway's 7 Subway Extension project.[1][9][10] Consequently, the foundation is being built by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, because the subway station is directly underneath; the rest of the building is being built by Moinian Group.[11] The foundation works started May 2016.[12] A groundbreaking ceremony was held November 3, 2017.[13]

On June 26, 2014, Joseph Moinian secured a loan for the construction of the building.[9]

The building's former name, Girasole, means sunflower in Italian.[14]

Energy efficiency

The developers of the building are hoping to get a LEED Platinum certification for the building when it is completed, owing to its eco-friendly design.[2] "Green" strategies include wind harvesting, rooftop farming, heat recovery, solar shading, photovoltaic electricity, regenerative elevators, Energy Star-efficient appliances, ice storage, and natural lighting.[2][15]


The top two floors are set aside for a conference center, or executive or cafeteria dining. The office building will also include 12,600 square feet (1,170 m2) of retail.[3]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Weiss, Lois (January 23, 2013). "Lucky '7' at 3 Hudson Blvd". New York Post. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e Alberts, Hana (June 11, 2013). "3 Hudson Boulevard's Sky Club, Possible Condos Revealed". Curbed NY. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e Weiss, Lois (October 31, 2017). "3 Hudson Boulevard is getting a major upgrade". New York Post. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  4. ^ "3 Hudson Boulevard". Retrieved August 30, 2012.
  5. ^ "Joseph Moinian, The Minion Group". Commercial Observer. October 18, 2013.
  6. ^ Levitt, David M. (June 11, 2013). "Moinian Seeking Above-Market Rents for Hudson Yards Tower". Bloomberg.
  7. ^ "3 Hudson Boulevard". Retrieved August 30, 2012.
  8. ^ "New Renderings: 3 Hudson Boulevard". New York YIMBY. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  9. ^ a b Malinowski, Gail (June 26, 2014). "Moinian Secures Loan for 3 Hudson Blvd". Commercial Property Executive. Archived from the original on July 2, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  10. ^ "Moinian shows off 3 Hudson Boulevard". Real Estate Weekly. December 12, 2013. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  11. ^ Rosenberg, Zoe (August 14, 2014). "Tour Hudson Boulevard and Park, the City's Next Park Avenue". Curbed. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
  12. ^ Wilson, Reid (May 11, 2016). "Developers to Begin Foundation Work on 66-Story Office Tower at 3 Hudson Boulevard, Hudson Yards District". YIMBY. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  13. ^ Warerkar, Tanay (November 3, 2017). "New looks at Moinian's Hudson Yards office tower, 3 Hudson Boulevard". Curbed. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  14. ^ "Girasole". Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
  15. ^ "Moinian Shows Off 3 Hudson Boulevard". Real Estate Weekly. Retrieved May 29, 2015.

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