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Work Begins on 51-Story Hudson Yards Office Tower

By Rosa Goldensohn | January 21, 2015 11:42am
 Construction workers broke ground on the 780-foot tower Wednesday morning.
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HELL'S KITCHEN — Workers broke ground on Hudson Yards’ new office tower at West 33rd Street and 11th Avenue on Wednesday morning, the building’s developer said.

Japanese real estate group Mitsui Fudosan’s 51-story building, 55 Hudson Yards, will be ready for tenants by 2017, according to a press release from development partner Related.

Hudson Yards, the 28-acre development on the far West Side, will include five office towers when it is complete, according to its website. 

The first commercial office tower, 10 Hudson Yards, future corporate home of Coach, L’Oreal and the German software company SAP, will be completed this year, with tenants moving in in 2016, spokeswoman Jessica Scaperotti confirmed.

A. Eugene Kohn, the building’s architect, described the design of 55 Hudson Yards as “extremely rational.”

“While its neighboring buildings are more sculptural, the building achieves its beauty through its unique gunmetal grey facade and proportions,” he said in a statement.