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Hudson Yards Development Approaches Completion

Monday, April 15, 2019

It has been fifteen years since the Hudson Yards development was approved for rezoning. What was once a vacant lot is now a partially completed bustling neighborhood in what has been coined the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States. The development sits atop rail yards between 10th and 11th avenues and 30th and 34th streets. Developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group, the multi-billion-dollar project opened to the public just a few weeks ago. The first section of Hudson Yards on the eastern rail yards now features supertall office towers, apartments, a luxury mall, and restaurants.

Enclos worked on two prominent buildings for the Hudson Yards Development:

10 Hudson Yards

This 52-story, 895 feet tall building was the first to open within the Hudson Yards Development. Designed by Kohn Pederson Fox, this Class-A office tower is home to major companies like Coach, L’Oreal USA, SAP, Guardian Life Insurance Co., The Boston Consulting Group, Sidewalk Labs, VaynerMedia, and Tapestry Inc. Enclos completed the contract for design, fabrication/assembly, and installation of Tower C’s curtainwall enclosure, included multiple variations of shingled glass units, breaking away from the solely flat surface enclosure. In addition, Enclos assisted with the storefront of the tower including reveal and accent panels that ease the transition between the various wall types. The structure includes several unique wall types; more details here. 10 Hudson Yards opened in May of 2016.

30 Hudson Yards

The tallest building of the development and home to the highest outdoor observation deck in the western hemisphere, 30 Hudson Yards rises to 1,296 feet becoming the second tallest office building in New York City. The office tower will also house companies like Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts, Warner Media, Related Companies, Oxford Properties Group, Wells Fargo Securities and DNB. Similarly, Enclos contributed the design, fabrication/assembly, and installation on 30 Hudson Yards and features comparable wall types to those on 10 Hudson Yards.

The two towers tilt in opposite directions creating a dramatic presence over the New York skyline. One pays homage to the city and the other to the Hudson River. The complex brings together retail, restaurants, commerce, arts, and culture and is planning to be the first LEED certified neighborhood.