New Pictures of One Hudson Yards Office Tower
The Hudson Yards development is tremendous by any set of standards. It’s America’s largest, densest, and most expensive real-estate development. The project includes four skyscrapers and is ultimately planned to cost $15 billion. For comparison purposes, the rebuilding of Ground Zero will cost $8–$12 billion.
The Hudson Yards super project, developed by Related Companies, is apparantly attracting other developers, who understandably, it seems, also want a piece of the action. One of them is the extremely succesfull developer Extell, which just released renderings of its new project, One Hudson Yards. Although, actually, Extell has owned its adjacent site for many years and once planned to build a tower called World Product Center.
The One Hudson Yards office tower is planned to be located on Eleventh Avenue between 33rd and 34th streets, right above the official Hudson Yards project, and will probably be constructed with a convenient, direct connection to the extended subway 7 line.
The building specifications call for a 56-story tower with a height of 877 feet. There will be 1.75 million square feet of office space and an exterior design that fits perfectly with the formerly revealed renderings of the official Hudson Yards project. So it doesn’t come that much of a surprise that Extell Development and Related Companies share the same designer, Kohn Pedersen Fox, who is the designer for One Hudson Yards as well as the master designer for the official Hudson Yards project. The building’s specifications also show that the project is targeting a LEED gold certification.
It seems that Extell wants to stay on the safe side. Gary Barnett, head honcho of Extell, announced last year that they won’t move forward unless 50 percent of the tower gets leased. The price range is $50 to $100 per foot. Gary Barnett also said last year that he believes the building will have the best location in the new Hudson Yards area—right in the middle, next to a new park, next to the new No. 7 subway station, and right across from the Javits Convention Center.
Related Companies chairman, Stephen Ross, is obviously not so thrilled about the project. He called its name deceptive to the public and to tenants, according to the New York Post.