NEW YORK — Ten Hudson Yards officially opened its doors today, welcoming the first wave of Coach, Inc. employees to their new global headquarters on Manhattan’s West Side. Coach’s CEO Victor Luis, Chairman of Related Companies Stephen M. Ross and executives from Oxford Properties Group were joined at the opening by Héctor Figueroa, President of 32BJ Service Employees International Union.
“Today marks a significant milestone at Hudson Yards as we open our first office tower and welcome Coach’s first employees,” said Stephen M. Ross, Chairman and Founder of Related Companies. “Hudson Yards is the most ambitious development ever undertaken in the country and positions New York City for continued global leadership. Coach has been our partner since the very beginning. Over the past 75 years, they have earned a reputation as a forward-thinking brand, and nowhere is that more evident than in their new corporate headquarters here at Hudson Yards. I am also pleased to be joined by Héctor Figueroa and members from 32BJ who have long been our partners in providing best-in-class professional building management and customer service to thousands of employees and residents throughout the Related portfolio. In just a few short years, Hudson Yards will be home to a collection of the world’s most innovative businesses, vibrant retail and restaurant offerings, some of the City’s finest residences and a new network of public spaces. Hudson Yards is destined to become the new heart of New York and it is well on its way to realizing that vision.”
“Since the brand’s beginning 75 years ago, the city has been part of Coach’s culture with a shared history of creativity, optimism and continuous evolution,” said Victor Luis, Chief Executive Officer of Coach, Inc. “As a global leader in innovation and transformation, we are excited to be the first company to move to Hudson Yards and salute Related and Oxford’s groundbreaking vision for Manhattan’s new frontier, and ultimately the future of our city.”
Coach’s new headquarters features a custom lobby experience for employees and guests. Serving as a stunning brand showcase, the Coach lobby features a giant video wall (2304px W x 1296px H) highlighting both the Coach and Stuart Weitzman brands’ latest creative, as well as a Coach product library housing hundreds of iconic heritage pieces along the expansive lobby wall. With approximately 700,000 square feet of space, the brand envisioned a collaborative, urban campus with a 15-story atrium as well as double height conference rooms that look directly down the High Line. Additional amenities include a design studio for Coach’s craftsman, a private cafeteria and the Heritage Room, a gathering space that can accommodate up to 250 people. And finally, a large terrace offers unencumbered open views of the Hudson River and downtown skyline.
The 1.8 million square foot tower broke ground in December 2012 and is the first building to open in the new 28-acre neighborhood. When fully occupied, 10 Hudson Yards will house 7,000 employees. Move-ins from Coach, Inc., L’Oréal USA, SAP, The Boston Consulting Group, VaynerMedia, Intersection and Sidewalk Labs will continue through the end of the year.
Blake Hutcheson, CEO of Oxford Properties Group said, “We are proud and honored to welcome the inaugural group of Coach employees into 10 Hudson Yards. They have the privilege of being the first to experience this amazing community in person. Coach shared our vision from the start and today we get to see that vision become reality. This is a special day for all involved and we look forward to many more warm welcomes as this community comes alive.”
Héctor Figueroa, President of 32BJ Service Employees International Union said, “This development shows how good jobs are a key part of providing 21st Century cutting-edge building services. Today, the first of our members start their new jobs here with a lot of excitement and pride to be working in this new building. They look forward to providing high-quality service to tenants and having the good pay and benefits that enable them to raise their families in New York City. Over time, there will be more than 750 good building service jobs here in just the first phase alone and that will help even more New Yorkers stay in the city, provide a bright future for their kids and strengthen their communities.”
The 52-story 10 Hudson Yards is a LEED Platinum-designed tower by acclaimed global architects Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF). It stands 895 feet tall and offers state-of-the-art commercial offices, ground-floor retail space, and a direct connection to the one-million-square-foot Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards. The building features panoramic views and is uniquely interwoven with the celebrated High Line, which passes through the structure of the building, making 10 Hudson Yards one of the most distinct buildings in the city. The building is being managed by Related Management whose innovative focus on the employee and visitor experience further distinguishes 10 Hudson Yards in the commercial office market. The new No. 7 Subway station, which opened last fall, is conveniently located adjacent to Hudson Yards.
Hudson Yards will be a model for the 21st century urban experience; an unprecedented mix of buildings, streets, parks, utilities and public spaces that will combine to form a connected, responsive, clean, reliable and efficient neighborhood. With more than 8.5 million square feet of residential, commercial and retail space now under construction or operational, Hudson Yards is on track to open the entire first phase by 2019. Sales for the residences at 15 Hudson Yards and 35 Hudson Yards will launch later this year. Fifty-Five Hudson Yards, home to law firms Boies, Schiller & Flexner and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, will open in 2018. The one-million-square-foot retail center and 6-acre public plaza will open in the fall of 2018, followed in 2019 by 30 Hudson Yards, the commercial office tower that will house KKR, Wells Fargo Securities, TimeWarner, HBO and CNN.
Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in the nation’s history and when complete in 2025, more than 125,000 people a day will either work in, visit or call Hudson Yards their home. The development will include 17 million square feet of commercial and residential space; more than 100 shops and restaurants, including New York City’s first Neiman Marcus and signature restaurants by Chefs Thomas Keller, José Andrés and Costas Spiliadis; approximately 4,000 residences; 14-acres of public open space; a new 750-seat public school and a 200-room Equinox® branded luxury hotel – all offering unparalleled amenities for residents, employees and guests. When complete, Hudson Yards will generate nearly $500 million annually in New York City taxes and bring more than 55,000 jobs to the new neighborhood.