Monday, July 22, 2019

Another New Building Planned for Hudson Yards

A new nine-story commercial building will soon begin to rise on a parking lot at 220 11th Avenue in Hudson Yards. Located between 25th Street and 26th Street, the vacant lot is five blocks south of the new 7 train stop at 34th Street-Hudson Yards station. 

Current plans from the project’s developer, Moinian Group, call for office space, a clear indicator of over-saturation of condominiums in the neighborhood. 

Earlier plans for a structure designed by the late Zaha Hadid, had called for an 11-story, 158,000-square-foot mixed-use building with 40 condos, a museum, and a restaurant.

The new 133-foot-tall ground-up development will total 184,000 square feet, including 148,000 square feet of Class-A commercial space with open, column-free floor plates, 17-foot high ceilings. 

The concrete structure will have 11,000 square feet of outdoor space, including a rooftop park spanning the block from West 25th to West 26th street. 

The new building, designed by Studios Architects, will also have a lower level and mezzanine.

The site has been vacant since Moinian’s initial plans were announced in 2016, except for the installation of a Mark di Suvero sculpture at the site last year.