Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Related Names Construction Firm for Hudson Yards Project

The long-delayed Hudson Yards project on Manhattan's far West Side took another step forward Tuesday when the Related Companies named a contractor for the massive $15 billion, 26-acre project.

The Related Companies tapped Tutor Perini Corporation as general contractor for Hudson Yards. The key to Related's decision:
Tutor Perini owns various subcontractors and can do a wide array of construction work - including excavation, concrete forming, steel erection, electrical, mechanical and plumbing - on it's own. Tishman Construction will work as building partner on the project.

Hudson Yards Development, a massive $15 billion project to build 13 massive office towers and residential buildings over what's now the West Side Rail Yards, was kick-started in November when luxury handbag maker Coach announced it would anchor the development's first building. 

(See ElectricWeb Blogger- Nov 5, 2011)

Construction on the 1.7 million-square-foot Coach Tower, at the southeast corner of the rail yard, is set to begin by Memorial Day.

Related has also retained Tutor Perini for two new residential apartment towers just south of the Hudson Yards project, at West 30th Street and 10th Avenue. 

(See ElectricWeb Blogger- Nov 29, 2011)

Tutor Perini is one of the largest general contractors in the country, and has worked on runway reconstruction at JFK Airport, the AirTrain Terminal at Jamaica Station, the Greenwich Street Corridor Project at the World Trade Center, and the recently opened Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct Racetrack. Tishman is currently managing the construction of One World Trade Center.

Hudson Yards Development - Interactive Map 
Click on the buildings to learn about each project

Hudson Yards will offer over 13 million square feet of commercial and residential space when completed. Numerous developers have recently begun unveiling their own projects to develop skyscrapers nearby. 

Soon, a brand-new neighborhood will begin to rise on the Far West Side.