NEW YORK – Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group announced that 30 Hudson Yards, the tallest building in the new Hudson Yards neighborhood, has officially topped out. The final beam was placed on the steel crown earlier this month. The 1,296 ft. tall building is made up of more than 40,000 pieces of steel weighing 91,500 tons, 1.25 million bolts and enough welding to cover 196 miles.
“The topping out of 30 Hudson Yards, and completion of its steel crown, represents another important milestone as we approach the neighborhood’s March 2019 opening,” said L. Jay Cross, President of Related Hudson Yards. “We want to thank the entire team of construction professionals for all of their hard work on one of the most challenging and exciting towers in all of New York City.”
“The topping out is another sign of the progress being made to deliver New York City’s newest neighborhood,” added Michael Turner, President of Oxford. “We are driven by our commitment to connect people with exceptional places and 30 Hudson Yards is a prime example. With less than nine months to opening, there is growing excitement around what will be an incredible destination for New Yorkers and visitors around the globe alike.”
In addition to providing commercial office space for some of the world’s leading businesses, including Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts (KKR); WarnerMedia and its subsidiaries CNN, HBO, Warner Bros. and Turner; and Wells Fargo Securities, the 2.6-million-square-foot LEED Gold-designed skyscraper by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates will also feature panoramic views from the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere. The Hudson Yards Observation Deck stands more than 1,100 feet in the air and extends 65 feet from the building. It is expected to open to the public in 2020.
Adjacent to the deck, on the building’s 101st floor, renowned British hospitality group rhubarb will program a 10,000-square-foot restaurant, bar and event space offering a one-of-a-kind dining experience.