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15 Hudson Yards
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15 Hudson Yards
Alternative namesTower D
General information
Type Residential
Location30th Street & Eleventh Avenue
Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates 40°45′17″N 74°00′11″W / 40.7546°N 74.0030°W / 40.7546; -74.0030
GroundbreakingDecember 4, 2014
CompletedMarch 15, 2019
Management The Related Companies L.P.
Oxford Properties Group Inc.
Roof917 feet (280 m)
Technical details
Floor count88 [1]
Floor area799,995 sq ft (74,322.0 m2)
Design and construction
Architect(s) Kohn Pedersen Fox (master planner)
Diller Scofidio + Renfro (lead architect)
Rockwell Group (lead interior architect)
Engineer Jaros, Baum & Bolles (MEP)
Structural engineer WSP

15 Hudson Yards (originally known as Tower D) [2] is a residential skyscraper on Manhattan's West Side, completed in 2019. Located in Chelsea near Hell's Kitchen Penn Station area, the building is a part of the Hudson Yards project, a plan to redevelop the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's West Side Yards. [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]


Under construction in 2017
Map of buildings and structures at Hudson Yards. Zoom the map and click on points for more details.

15 Hudson Yards started construction on December 4, 2014. [1] In September 2015, the project received $850 million in construction financing from UK hedge fund The Children's Investment Fund Management. [8] Additional funding came from the New York State Housing Finance Agency due to the building's affordable housing component. The tower was topped out in February 2018 and opened on March 15, 2019. [9] By January 2019, approximately 60% of the building's units had been sold. [10]

In 2021, prospective low-income tenants of the building filed a lawsuit against Related. [11] The suit alleges the company created a different address (553 West 30th Street) for 15 Hudson Yards' affordable units and that the tenants of those units would not have access to the same amenities as those in the market-rate units. [11] The suit alleges the building does not have an actual " poor door" but does still segregate its tenants through a "poor address" and "poor floors". [12] "Poor doors" were banned in 2015 by New York City mayor Bill de Blasio. [13]

Architecture and design

15 Hudson Yards [14] is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Lead Architect and Rockwell Group, Lead Interior Architect [15] and features straps along the middle and top part of the building to make it more "fluid-like". [16] Ismael Leyva Architects, P.C. served as the Executive Architect. [17] [18] WSP was the lead structural engineer; Jaros, Baum & Bolles was the MEP engineer; while RWDI and Langan provided environmental and geotechnical engineering services. [19]

The building includes 285 residential units. [20] The 50th and 51st floor are a 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2) amenity space containing an aquatics center with a 75-foot-long swimming pool, spa, fitness center, yoga studio, children’s playroom, private dining suites, screening room, golf club lounge, wine storage, and business center. [10] The building also features the "Skytop", an open-air terrace on top of the building that is marketed as the highest outdoor residential roof deck in New York City. [21]

The tower is integrated with The Shed, a cultural venue at the tower's base. [22] [23] Opened on April 5, 2019, [23] The Shed hosts activities in a wide range of cultural areas [24] including art, performance, film, design, food, fashion, and new combinations of cultural content. [25] The building's lobby contains a large-scale wooden installation designed by American sculptor Joel Shapiro. [26]

Notable residents

Residents who have purchased units include Philip I. Kent, the former CEO of Turner Broadcasting System. [27]

See also


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  2. ^ Marino, Vivian (August 5, 2014). "Ismael Leyva". The New York Times. ISSN  0362-4331. Retrieved June 17, 2021.
  3. ^ Arak, Joey./19/yardsmania_1_brookfield_properties_goes_splittsville.php "Brookfield Properties Goes Splittsville" Archived June 13, 2012, at the Wayback Machine on (November 19, 2007)
  4. ^ "Scaling the Towers of Hudson Yards" Chaban, Matt. in The New York Observer (July 12, 2011)
  5. ^ Davidson, Justin."From 0 to 12 Million Square Feet" New York (October 7, 2012)
  6. ^ " Samtani, Hiten. Anatomy of a deal: Inside Related/Oxford’s unusual financing of Hudson Yards" in The Real Deal (August 16, 2013)]
  7. ^ Sheftell, Jason. "New York City officials, developers to break ground on $15 billion mini-city Hudson Yards" New York Daily News (December 4, 2012)
  8. ^ Bockmann, Rich (September 10, 2015). "UK fund loaning $850M for Related's Hudson Yards resi tower". The Real Deal. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  9. ^ "FIFTEEN HUDSON YARDS TOPS OUT". Related Companies. February 27, 2018.
  11. ^ a b Brenzel, Kathryn (July 22, 2021). "Lawsuit Claims Related's 15 Hudson Yards Has "Poor Doors"". The Real Deal New York. Retrieved September 10, 2021.
  12. ^ Rizzi, Nicholas (July 23, 2021). "Affordable Tenants Separated From Market-Rate at Hudson Yards: Lawsuit". Commercial Observer. Retrieved September 10, 2021.
  13. ^ Kasperkevic, Jana (June 29, 2015). "New York bans 'poor doors' in win for low income tenants". The Guardian.
  14. ^ "What's the Deal -". March 11, 2012. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
  15. ^ "Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group's Hudson Yards Skyscraper Completed in Manhattan". Archived from the original on October 8, 2014. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
  16. ^ Kaykos, Brandon (December 6, 2012). "A/N Blog . Hudson Yards Breaks Ground as Manhattan's Largest Mega-Development". Retrieved November 30, 2013.
  17. ^ "Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group's Hudson Yards Skyscraper Completed in Manhattan". ArchDaily. January 22, 2019. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  18. ^ Hylton, Ondel (March 23, 2016). "Curvaceous 'Morph Tower' Begins Its Rise at 15 Hudson Yards, Abutting the Culture Shed". 6sqft. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  19. ^ "15 Hudson Yards - The Skyscraper Center". Retrieved November 3, 2022.
  20. ^ Plitt, Amy (February 27, 2018). "15 Hudson Yards tops out as megaproject preps for spring 2019 debut". Curbed NY. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  22. ^ "Unveiled and Approved: The Hudson Yards Culture Shed". New York Yimby. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
  23. ^ a b Davidson, Justin (February 14, 2013). "Davidson: Mayor Bloomberg Reveals the Best Concert Venue of 2018". New York Magazine. New York, NY.
  24. ^ Rackard, Nicky (February 28, 2013), "Diller Scofidio + Renfro Designs Telescopic 'Culture Shed' for New York", ArchDaily
  25. ^ Maloney, Jennifer (February 28, 2013). "Seeking to Turn Corner on Arts 'Shed'". Wall Street Journal. New York, NY.
  26. ^ Morris, Sebastian (January 31, 2019). "Related And Oxford Unveil Commissioned Art Installations At Hudson Yards". New York Yimby.
  27. ^ Diduch, Mary (May 13, 2019). "These are some of the most notable resi sales of the week". The Real Deal.

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