A new futuristic super tower will rise on 10th Avenue and West 33th Street. The tower’s official address is 532-560 West 33rd Street and will be next to Hudson Yard’s public square. 30 Hudson Yards will be the tallest residential tower in the development. It is expected to be home to 125,000 residents, visitors, and workers.
Construction for the 1,268 foot, 92 story super hi-rise began in 2015 and is scheduled to be completed in 2018. The tower will be a mixed use building, with six floors of office space followed by 217 hotel rooms and 135 condominiums on the upper 36 floors.
A new observation deck will adorn the New York City skyline. At the 75th floor it will be 1,100 feet above ground, with a 360-degree view of the city. In comparison, the Empire State Building’s 86th-floor observation deck is at the 1,050 foot point, but it will not beat the 1,300 foot observatory at One World Trade Center. Nevertheless, New York City will have four observatories: 30 Hudson, Empire State, Freedom Tower and 30 Rock. With four observatories, each a good distance from the other, will no doubt help bring additional money to the city.
30 Hudson was designed by David Childs of architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). The same firm was responsible for the construction of One World Trade Center, Staten Island’s Energy School P.S. 62 and the John Hancock Center in Chicago to name a few.