New York, New York, USA
Nigel Dancey and James Barnes of the American Prize for Design laureate office of Foster + Partners envisioned this 59-storey office tower as a vertical campus that is eminently readable at city scale with three blocks stacked one above the other.
The Foster-designed 2.3-million-square-foot (210,000 m2) tower is developed by Mitsui Fudosan, Related Companies, and Oxford Properties Group Inc.
The construction recently topped out as the building assumes its bold, integral presence in the new Hudson Yards.
Situated between 10th Avenue and Hudson Boulevard and 33rd and 34th Streets, the building occupies an entire city block, providing almost 3 million square-feet of flexible office space along with retail facilities at street level.
With the new No 7 train extension located directly opposite its Hudson Boulevard entrance and a direct connection to the subway, the building is set to be the gateway to New York’s newest, most vibrant neighborhood.
The building is divided vertically into three sections, with the largest floorplates at the base. It steps back to create two terrace levels on the upper floors, respectful of the city’s urban grid and a characteristic feature of high-rise design in New York.
The ground level lobbies feature two abstract sculptures by acclaimed artist Frank Stella, celebrating the incredible creative heritage of the city.
As you rise to the top, the tower offers fantastic views of the Hudson River and the ‘Vessel’ to the west, and the Empire State Building and City skyline to the east.
“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, states Nigel Dancey, Head of Studio, Foster + Partners.
“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.”
“50 Hudson Yards has everything – easy access to public transport, flexible floorplates, and above all it is located in an exciting, vibrant new district that is an exemplar of a new neighborhood for the next generation,” states James Barnes, Senior Partner, Foster + Partners.
Architects: Foster + Partners
Developers: Mitsui Fudosan, Related Companies, and Oxford Properties Group Inc.