It’s been over half a year since we checked in on 30 Hudson Yards, the supertall office building under construction at West 33rd Street and Tenth Avenue. Now, we have some new photos of the tower to share, plus images of components for the mega-development’s central sculpture.
The photos come via a post by user ILNY/nyconstructionphoto.com on the YIMBY Forums. The tower, designed by Kohn Pederson Fox, which designed the already-open 10 Hudson Yards, will rise 90 stories to 1,296 feet.
It’s currently over 30 stories above ground. Eventually, the LEED Gold building will have an outdoor observation deck billed as the highest in the city.
Time Warner Inc. has already secured 1.5 million square feet of the 2.6-million-square-foot structure. It will be moving 5,000 employees from HBO, which is currently near Bryant Park and CNN, currently at Columbus Circle, as well as Turner Broadcasting and Warner Bros.
Other tenants already signed are the investment firm KKR, Wells Fargo, and Norwegian financial institution DNB. Hudson Yards developers Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group will also have space there.
30 Hudson Yards is scheduled to be complete in 2019.
The sculpture planned for the site is the M.C. Escher-esque “Vessel,” designed by Thomas Heatherwick of London-based Heatherwick Studio. It will be located in five acres of open space just west of 30 Hudson Yards and The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards, featuring Neiman Marcus.
Our alert photographer has spotted several pieces of the sculpture awaiting erection near the train tracks.
“Vessel” is scheduled for completion in 2018.