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Foster + Partners reveals plans for New York skyscraper

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Foster + Partners has unveiled plans for a 58-storey skyscraper in Hudson Yards, New York – the same site where Heatherwick Studio is set to design its ’staircase to nowhere’ 

The 269,000m² office tower in west Manhattan forms part of the of the city’s enormous £15 billion Hudson Yards regeneration masterplanned by KPF.

Plans for the 300-metre tall 50 Hudson Yards tower – which will span across an entire city block – include office space, outdoor terraces, bike storage, parking and a direct connection to the No.7 Subway. 

Described as an ’upright campus’, the building is comprised of three distinct blocks stacked on top of one another. Clad in glass and white stone, each block distinguished by dark glazing will be set back to create the outdoor terraces. A strip of lighting will also wrap around the top of the tower to produce a ‘halo’.

Norman Foster said: ’50 Hudson Yards is a key part of a larger vision that integrates places to live and work within a dense, walkable urban neighbourhood.

’Covering a full city block, the building is highly permeable at ground level, allowing it to engage fully with its urban location. Designed for a sustainable future, the building makes an important contribution to the regeneration of the far west side of Manhattan.’

Work is expected to start on site in 2017, with a completion date scheduled for 2022. 

Foster + Partners’ tower at Hudson Yards adds to those by KPF, Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group.

In September, Heatherwick Studio revealed plans for a £115 million bronze-clad landmark featuring 154 intersecting flights of stairs on the site. 

Expected to complete in 2023, the mixed-use Hudson Yards will deliver around 1,180,000m2 of development in 16 skyscrapers.

The project – thought to be the city’s largest since the Rockefeller Center in 1939 – will be constructed above the 10.6ha West Side Yard which sits at the north end of Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s High Line park.

Project data

Location 10th Avenue/33rd Street, New York City, USA
Type of project Commercial office and retail
Client Related Companies
Architect Foster + Partners
Collaborating Architect Adamson Associates
Structural engineer WSP
M&E consultant WSP
Funding BlackRock
Start on site date 2017
Completion date 2022
Contract duration 5 years
Gross internal floor area 269,000m²

50 hudson yards with 30 hudson yards and the no. 7 subway courtesy of related oxford

50 hudson yards with 30 hudson yards and the no. 7 subway courtesy of related oxford

Source: Related Oxford

50 Hudson Yards by Foster + Partners 

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  • Announcing new "skyscrapers" for New York is merely an up-date on "Taking Coals to Newcastle."

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