15 Hudson Yards



Opening in 2019, 15 Hudson Yards will be the first residential building to open in Manhattan’s new Hudson Yards neighborhood. Designed to LEED Gold standards, the 88-story, 910-foot-tall tower anchors the southeast corner of Hudson Yards East at 30th Street and 11th Avenue. Utilizing cold-bent glass to achieve its shape, 15 Hudson Yards softens the conventional expressions of glass towers, with its surface expressed as fluid and supple. The tower morphs into a quatre leaf at the top, shaped to maximize panoramic views in all directions. The solid stone lobby extends the entire first floor, framing a view of the adjacent High Line. Amenities include a rooftop terrace, health club and indoor pool, business center, dog spa, chef kitchens, and party and screening rooms. The tower is designed to LEED Gold standards.

“Over the past decade, we’ve had the opportunity to shape an urban ensemble comprised of a recreational, cultural and residential project for three diverse clients – working with the city on the High Line, with The Shed on a new cultural start-up, and now with Related on the first residential tower at Hudson Yards,” said DS+R Partner, Elizabeth Diller. “The tower morphs from the orthogonal logic of the city streets upward into a contoured cloverleaf, with quadrants oriented to capture 360-degree views of the surrounding skyline. The glass facade renders a typically brittle, rigid material as organic and supple. The fluid transition results in uniquely shaped amenity floors that mark the shift from rental to condo residential units.”

Project information
ClientRelated CompaniesSize (GSF)960000
Location         New York, United States
Completion2018groundbreaking2014Topping Out26th February 2018
PartnersElizabeth Diller,Benjamin Gilmartin,Charles Renfro,and Ricardo Scofidio
TeamDavid Allin,Robert Katchur,John Newman,Bo Liu,Michael Robitz,Matt Ostrow,Dino Kiratzidis,and Yushiro Okamoto
External credits
Diller Scofidio + Renfro Lead Architect
Rockwell GroupLead Interior Architect
Neil Thelen ArchitectFacade Design Consultant
ILA (Ismael Leyva Architects, P.C.)Executive Architect
WSP Cantor SeinukStructural Engineer
JB&B (Jaros Baum & Bolles)MEP Engineer
VidarisBuilding Envelope Consultant
Tutor PeriniProject Managers/ Main Contractor
L’Observatoire International Lighting (Exterior)
Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting DesignLighting (Interior Public Areas)
LightBox StudiosLighting (Interior Condo Areas)
    Photography by Timothy Schenck and Brett Beyer