Updated view of 3 Hudson Boulevard adds 300-foot spire, making it tallest in Hudson Yards

August 8, 2017

Rendering of 3 Hudson Boulevard courtesy of FX FOWLE

The supertall skyscraper at 3 Hudson Boulevard just got a major upgrade. New renderings of the tower reveal a new crown, a 300-foot spire, which would make it the tallest in the Hudson Yards neighborhood, as well as an updated design. As YIMBY discovered, 3 Hudson Boulevard, formerly known as The Girasole, may rise to 1,350 feet tall, rivaling many supertalls like 30 Hudson Yards and 432 Park Avenue, the city’s fifth tallest building.

The actual tower portion, developed in conjunction with the Moinian Group and FX FOWLE, is expected to rise 66 floors, reaching 1,050 feet. The 1.8 million-square-foot tower will offer high ceilings, efficient column-free floor plates and environmentally sustainable building systems. The base of the tower will feature LED screens that will span five floors. The bulk of the building house commercial space, but residential units have not been ruled out.

With a five-story podium and retail at street level, the tower will include office space, terraces and integrated “sky-gardens.” The rooftop will feature glass windscreens and will boast views of the Hudson River and the High Line. According to the building’s website, the “inspiration behind the design was how to access and amplify what the environment and nature offer for free.”

The updated plans have not yet been finalized by the developer. While no completion date has been announced, FXFOWLE’s website gives a finishing date of 2021. The structure’s foundation work began in May of 2016.



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