55 Hudson Yards
55 Hudson Yards, designed by A. Eugene Kohn and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, is a 1.3-million-square-foot office building located at the intersection of Hudson Yards, the High Line and Hudson Park & Boulevard. The LEED Gold-designed building will stand 780 feet tall with the entrance located just across from the No. 7 Subway station.
The unique façade of 55 Hudson Yards is inspired by the revitalized High Line district, the manufactured cast iron façades of the Soho buildings and the best of early modernism. The matte metal and stepped articulation of the window frames present a strong and solid exterior appearance, which is modern but uniquely New York in character. While the building references the solid exterior of the city’s classic cast iron buildings, it also shares their expansive floor to ceiling windows to maximize interior light.