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50 Hudson Yards tops out at 1,011 feet

By Devin Gannon, Wed, February 17, 2021

Photo by Joe Woolhead for Related Companies

One of the largest office buildings in New York City officially topped out this month. The Foster + Partners-designed 50 Hudson Yards reached its 1,011-foot summit last week, becoming the city’s fourth-biggest office tower by square footage. Developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group, the 2.9 million-square-foot stone and glass structure completes phase one of the Hudson Yards mega-development.

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Photo courtesy of Related-Oxford

New York City’s highest outdoor observation deck has a special treat for lovebirds this Valentine’s Day. For that one day, Edge will be opening at 6am, allowing visitors the rare opportunity to watch the sunrise from 1,131 feet in the air. In addition, from February 12th-21st, the Hudson Yards attraction will extend its daily hours from 8am to 10pm (perhaps to accommodate an expected rush of proposals?).

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The Spiral as of October 2020, © CityRealty

Bjarke Ingels’ new office tower with twisting terraces officially topped out at Hudson Yards this week. Aptly named The Spiral, the 66-story skyscraper reached its 1,031-foot pinnacle, developer Tishman Speyer announced on Tuesday. Upon its completion in 2022, the tower at 66 Hudson Boulevard will stretch a full block between West 34th and 35th Streets and contain 2.8 million square feet of office space and ground-floor retail.

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The Vessel, Hudson Yards, Thomas Heatherwick

Photo © James and Karla Murray for 6sqft

After the third suicide in less than a year was reported at the Vessel this week, the 150-foot climbable structure has temporarily closed. On Monday, a 21-year-old man from Texas jumped to his death from the bronzed steel and concrete sculpture. Hudson Yards developer Related Companies is now looking to address ways to prevent future tragedies at the Manhattan site, as Patch first reported.

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Photo courtesy of Edge

Edge, the city’s highest outdoor observation deck at 1,131 feet (as well as the highest in the entire western hemisphere), is all ready for its first holiday season. The Hudson Yards attraction is adorned with 50,000 twinkling lights illuminating the Skyline Steps and interior spaces and is offering a limited-edition holiday “Cocoa in the Clouds” to keep you nice and toasty while you take in those insane views.

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Peak restaurant, Hudson Yards restaurant, Peak NYC

Photo by Charissa Fay

The restaurant on the 101st floor of 30 Hudson Yards will reopen for indoor dining on October 6. Peak, which first opened to the public in March and then closed later that month because of the coronavirus pandemic, has again started taking reservations for its massive 10,000-square-foot dining room, which sits one floor above Edge, the 1,100-foot-high outdoor sky deck. The restaurant said it will not take any parties larger than 10 guests and will not accept cash payments.

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Photo of Edge at Hudson Yards courtesy of Related-Oxford

Looking to take your yoga practice to new heights? Edge, the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere located in Hudson Yards, will launch a “sky-high” yoga experience this week. Run by Equinox, the classes take place on the 100th-floor observation deck of 30 Hudson Yards. The first event will take place on September 18, with tickets released on a week-by-week basis.

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Hudson Yards’ Vessel and Edge reopen today

By Dana Schulz, Wed, September 2, 2020

Photo of Vessel © James and Karla Murray 

Hudson Yards announced that both Vessel and Edge reopen today. The 150-foot-tall climbable public art piece and the observation deck that’s 1,100 feet in the air (the highest in the Western Hemisphere) have been closed since March, only two days after Edge officially opened to the public. Both attractions will operate at 25 percent capacity and have numerous health and social distancing protocols in place.

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There’s a giant gorilla sculpture in Hudson Yards

By Dana Schulz, Wed, August 26, 2020

Photos by Tina Sokolovskaya

To raise awareness and funds for the critically endangered gorilla species, public artists Gillie and Marc Schattner have created a massive sculpture of the animal that arrived this week in Hudson Yards’ Bella Abzug Park. Titled King Nyani, Swahili for gorilla, it’s the world’s largest bronze gorilla sculpture and can fit two to three humans just in its hands.

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Hudson Yards reveals two huge murals near the Vessel

By Dana Schulz, Wed, August 19, 2020

Photo by Taylor Nusblatt

As part of its HYxOffTheWall initiative to bring “vibrant and interactive displays and murals” to Hudson Yards, the mega-development has revealed two new public art installations that will remain on view for the rest of the year. Street artist ELLE worked on a 2,900-square-foot semicircular stretch of wall, and mural artist KEY DETAIL worked on a four-sided standing rectangle that rises behind it. According to a press release, the two works “celebrate inclusion and togetherness, inspired by a belief that New York’s happiest moments are the ones we spend together—something we have been consistently reminded of during our time apart.”

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