30 Hudson Yards, New York City

30 Hudson Yards

New York City

Distinguished by its height and striking silhouette, 30 Hudson Yards will upon completion take its place among the iconic buildings that define New York City’s skyline.

For New York City’s newest landmark, Otis is supplying the vertical transportation system: 72 elevators and escalators, including 63 elevators, 52 equipped with our CompassPlus® intelligent dispatching system to get people where they’re going faster. The building will also be equipped with nine sleek, energy-efficient NCE™ escalators.

A soaring glass trapezoid tilted toward the Hudson River, 30 Hudson Yards anchors Hudson Yards, a 28-acre “city within a city” being built over an active rail yard on Manhattan’s Far West Side. The project is described as the largest private real estate development in U.S. history and New York City’s largest development since Rockefeller Center.

Taller than the Empire State Building by 46 ft, the tower will feature one of the city’s most dramatic observation decks, a cantilevered open-air platform at the 88th floor.

Unlike most buildings in the complex, 30 Hudson Yards will be devoted primarily to office space. Developers say on-site energy generation and other sustainable design elements will increase energy efficiency by around 30 percent compared to the average New York City building.













A city within a city

Its developers envision Hudson Yards as a thriving urban centre that includes residential and office buildings, retail space and parks. Upon completion in 2025, an estimated 125,000 people a day are expected to pass through the 28-acre development.

Global urbanism

In designing 30 Hudson Yards, the architects say they wanted to give a nod to the area’s industrial past while affirming New York’s continued leadership in global urbanism.

Rising from a shared podium, 10 and 30 Hudson Yards have a mirrored relationship; they gently taper away from each other, creating a v in the negative space between them.

“The two towers tilt in opposing directions in a purposeful dialogue. One tower defers to the city, and the other pays homage to the Hudson River.” – Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, architects

Quick facts about 30 Hudson Yards

The office tower features column-free floor plans and floor-to-ceiling glass to ensure unimpeded views.

Time Warner Inc. will occupy nearly 60 percent of the building’s 2.6 million square feet, bringing the company’s CNN, HBO, Turner Broadcasting System and Warner Bros. entities under one roof for the first time. Other occupants will include the private equity firm KKR and Wells Fargo Securities.

  • 1 Completion - 2019

  • 2 Architects - Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

  • 3 Square footage - 2.6 million

  • 4 Floors - 90

  • 5 Height - 1,296 ft

  • 6 Elevators - 63

  • 7 m/s lift speed - 8