35 Hudson Yards
|35 Hudson Yards|
35 Hudson Yards (center), seen in February 2019
|Alternative names||Tower E|
532-560 West 33rd Street (legal address)
|Location||33rd Street and Eleventh Avenue, Manhattan, New York City|
|Opened||March 15, 2019|
|Roof||1,009 feet (308 m)|
|Floor area||1,130,000 square feet (105,000 m2)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (master planner)|
David Childs of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
35 Hudson Yards (also Tower E or Equinox Tower) is a mixed-use building in Manhattan's West Side composed of apartment units and a hotel. Located near Hell's Kitchen, Chelsea, and the Penn Station area, the building is a part of the Hudson Yards project, a plan to redevelop the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's West Side Yards.
The project was presented to the public for the first time in summer 2011. The tower is a part of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project, and is located at 11th Avenue and West 30th Street. The building design was changed from a cylindrical to a rectangular prismatic shape in December 2013.
The construction of 35 Hudson Yards began in 2015 and was completed in 2019. A building permit application was filed in January 2015. In July 2016, the project received $1.2 billion in construction financing from UK hedge fund The Children's Investment Fund Management. 35 Hudson Yards topped out in June 2018.
Architecture and design
The building was designed by David Childs, of the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Originally featured as a 900-foot (270 m) tower with setbacks at various intervals, a redesign was revealed in early December 2013 to feature a cylindrical "tube." The redesign increased the height of the tower to 1,009 feet (308 m). Interiors were designed by Ingrao with Eucalyptus cabinetry and Quartzite countertops.
The tower was designed as a residential and a hotel tower. 35 Hudson Yards contains 11 floors dedicated to hotel space along with a sky lobby, a ballroom and a spa. A plaza is located at the foot of the tower and the tower also contains medical offices.
The first floor serves as the building's lobby. The lobby contains Flowers, a tapestry by Swedish artist Helena Hernmarck. Retail is on levels 2, 4, and 5 and will consist of an outpost of the Hospital for Special Surgery focused on physical therapy and a SoulCycle. Six floors of office space starts from level 8 that serve as the new headquarters for Related's subsidiary Equinox Fitness. The hotel, also managed by Equinox, has 212 rooms (including 48 suites) across and levels 24 through 38. Levels 3, 6, and 7 are home to a 60,000 square feet (5,600 m2) gym and spa also operated by Equinox. The upper 36 floors contain 135 condominiums. Building amenities include a gym, yoga studio, meditation room, a lounge, and a golf-simulator. In August 2019 new restaurant, Electric Lemon, opened on the 24th floor. 
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