Foster + Partners introduces their new project with almost 3 million square feet of flexible office space, covering the entire block with its footprint being a distinctive piece in the city. Along with the office space, the ground floor offers a high end retail area and public spaces at the ground level. New York’s vibrant neighborhood has found a new gateway that offers a direct underground connection to the adjacent subway station.
Norman Foster, Founder and Executive Chairman of Foster + Partners, said: “Our project is a response to the site within Hudson Yards, but its geometry also respects the wider context of the New York street grid. The innovative elevator strategy and unique space planning provide prime users of the tower with their own lobbies, exclusive access and separate identities. Column free floor plates and generous ceiling heights provide high quality workspaces with maximum flexibility for change in the future. A purpose-built tunnel connects the building directly to the subway while the lobby floors are connected by a delicate feature stair from which one can enjoy both views of Hudson Yards and the large-scale work of art by Frank Stella.”
The campus of the property also acts as an integral part of the Hudson Yards district. The LEED Gold rated project offers multidimensional spaces that has shops, restaurants, bike parking and transport connections at street level. Artworks by Frank Stella at the entrance lobbies a distinct ideology of celebrating heritage. These stunning artworks are one of major aesthetic elements of the city.
The design utilizes conventional, double decker and twin elevators for the first time in a New York commercial office building. Visitors enter the tower through the activated street edges and traverse through the building from north to south. Floor to ceiling glazing and generous ceiling heights allow natural light to flood the office spaces, enhancing employee wellbeing.
Nigel Dancey, Head of Studio, Foster + Partners, said: “By minimising the building’s core, we have been able to provide unique lobby spaces for anchor tenants such as Meta and BlackRock. The building’s primary structure has also been pushed outwards to create column-free floor plates which support collaborative ways of working and can be easily reconfigured. The careful planning of the core and building section also allows for a range of servicing options which futureproof the building.”
The splendid view of the Manhattan cityline with the Hudson River to the west and the Empire State Building to the east. To enhance the corporate experience, A communal amenity on the 32nd floor offers several experiences in one space. The top of the tower features a domed stainless-steel lighting installation, designed in collaboration with Jamie Carpenter, which catches the light during the day and illuminates the building at night. Most of the structural elements of the building are clad in Viscount White stone that offers an alluring visual to the members.