HELL'S KITCHEN — The long-delayed rehab of the Far West Side took another step forward on Tuesday when the developer behind Hudson Yards named a contractor for the 26-acre project.
The Related Companies and Oxford Properties, which are partners in the massive project, tapped California-based Tutor Perini Corporation as contractor for Hudson Yards. Tishman Construction will work as building partner on the project.
Hudson Yards, a massive project to build towering office and residential buildings over what's now the West Side Rail Yards, was kick-started in November when luxury handbag maker Coach announced it would anchor the development's first building. Construction on that building, at the southeast corner of the rail yard, is set to begin in mid-2012.
Related has also retained Tutor Perini for a new residential tower just south of the Hudson Yards project, at West 30th Street and 10th Avenue.
“Tutor Perini is a world-class contractor offering decades of experience and an exemplary track record with complex, large-scale developments,” Jay Cross, president of the Hudson Yards project, said in a statement.
Tutor Perini is one of the largest general contractors in the country, and has worked on runway reconstruction at JFK Airport, the Airtrain Terminal at Jamaica Station, and the Greenwich Street Corridor Project at the World Trade Center.
Tishman is currently managing the construction of One World Trade Center.
Hudson Yards will offer over 13 million square feet of commercial and residential space if it's completed to plan. Currently, only construction of the first building has been confirmed and there's no final completion date set for the overall project.
Numerous other developers are champing at the bit to develop skyscrapers nearby, with the end goal to develop a brand-new neighborhood on the Far West Side.