First residential tower underway at Hudson Yards

These skyscrapers form part of a series of new towers underway in the American city, many of which were shown in a series of renderings unveiled earlier this month. It will also boast over 100 shops, a 175-room hotel, a school and a large public square featuring a sculpture by Thomas Heatherwick. The proposed 277-metre skyscraper is one of two all-residential high rises in the $20   billion (£13 billion) Hudson Yards development masterplanned by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) for a pair of sites on   Manhattan’s far West Side. News:   construction has begun on Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s skyscraper at 15 Hudson Yards   – the first residential tower in New York’s new city quarter on stilts. Hudson Yards from the   Empire State BuildingThe second residential tower proposed for the Eastern Rail Yards   is 35 Hudson Yards, designed by David M Childs of SOM, which is also due to start on site   before the end of the year and will feature 79 storeys. The 35,000-ton weight on these platforms will be supported by 300 caissons, leaving plenty of space for trains to pass underneath   on their way into Penn Station. “What makes it so successful is that it’s not an architectural statement,” Scofidio told Dezeen last month. Others underway include the skinny 411-metre tower by SHoP Architects and Fosters’ new tower for 610 Lexington Avenue, while One World Trade Center by SOM has just completed. View from 15 Hudson Yards by Diller Scofidion + Renfro and Rockwell GroupHudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States, according to developer Related Companies. 10 And 30 Hudson Yards, both by KPFThe entire Hudson Yards project is due   to   finish in 2024. Related story: New York’s 2018 skyline revealed in visualisationsIt will be the first   residential building to open at Hudson Yards, with completion slated for 2018, and will connect up to the   Culture Shed   –   a   new performance venue expected   to host the New York Fashion Week, also by Diller, Scofidio + Renfro.

Updated: 10.12.2014 — 06:24