Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (C) joins the Moinian team as they break ground for 3 Hudson Boulevard on Manhattan’s West Side.
(Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of the Governor photo)
On Nov. 3, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the official ground breaking of 3 Hudson Boulevard, The Moinian Group's 53-story, 2 million-sq.-ft. office tower, located in the Hudson Yards District of New York City. With infrastructure work on the 34th Street train station now complete, Moinian will move to complete the tower, targeting LEED Gold certification, by 2021.
“Thirty years ago, the MTA proposed putting a platform over the 26 acres and building buildings on top of the train lines. Literally the MTA had the idea for the platform 30 years ago,” said Cuomo. “So now you have transportation. Now you have Hudson Yards.”
Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States and the largest development in New York City since Rockefeller Center.
When completed in 2025, 125,000 people a day will work in, visit or call Hudson Yards their home. The site will include more than 17 million sq. ft. (1.5 million sq m) of commercial and residential space; more than 100 shops; a collection of restaurants; approximately 4,000 residences; The Shed, a new center for artistic invention; 14 acres of public open space; a 750-seat public school; and an Equinox- branded luxury hotel with more than 200 rooms.
The Yards is touted as offering “unparalleled amenities” to residents, employees and guests, and creating 23,000 construction jobs.