3 Hudson Boulevard

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3 Hudson Boulevard
GiraSole (New York).jpg
Former names GiraSole
General information
Status Under construction
Type Mixed-use – Office and Residential
Location 555 West 34th Street, Manhattan, New York 10001
Construction started 2014[1] or 2015-16[2]
Estimated completion 2019[1][2]
Roof 1,034 ft (315 m)
Technical details
Floor count 66
Floor area 1,665,242 sq ft (150,000 m2)
Design and construction
Architect FXFOWLE Architects
Developer Joseph Moinian

3 Hudson Boulevard, formerly known as the GiraSole, is a supertall skyscraper under construction in Manhattan's Hudson Yards and Hell's Kitchen neighborhoods along the Hudson Park and Boulevard in New York City. Its developer is Joseph Moinian.[4][5]


It is expected to rise 66 floors and 1,060 feet (323 m) in height.[6][7] FXFOWLE Architects designed the building, which would have 139,355 square metres (1,500,000 sq ft) of floor space. If completed as planned, the building would become one of the tallest in the city. The building is planned to have 1,800,000 square feet (170,000 m2) of real estate.[8] The 1,060 ft (320 m) building will feature a 22-degree twist in its western and eastern facades, to represent the fact that Manhattan's street grid is slightly rotated.[1]

Construction was supposed to begin in mid-2014[1] or 2015,[2] with the building's completion planned for 2017.[1][2][7][8] The building, directly across Eleventh Avenue from the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, would abut the secondary entrance to the new 34th Street – Hudson Yards subway station, built as part of the New York City Subway's 7 Subway Extension project.[1][9][10] Consequently, the foundation is being built by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, because the subway station is directly underneath; the rest of the building is being built by Moinian Group.[6] The foundation works started May 2016.[11]

On June 26, 2014, Joseph Moinian secured a loan for the construction of the building.[9]

The building's former name, Girasole, means sunflower in Italian.[12]

Energy efficiency[edit]

The developers of the building are hoping to get a LEED Platinum certification for the building when it is completed, owing to its eco-friendly design.[2] "Green" strategies include wind harvesting, rooftop farming, heat recovery, solar shading, photovoltaic electricity, regenerative elevators, Energy Star-efficient appliances, ice storage, and natural lighting.[2][13]


When completed, the US$800–900 million building will also contain condominiums located on 300,000 square feet (28,000 m2) between floors 49 and 63. A "sky club" on the top two floors, with swimming pools, greenery and foliage, terraces, event spaces, meeting rooms, and areas for dining, drinking, and lounging, will be made accessible to residents upon the building's completion.[2]

The layout of the building floors will be as follows:[2]

  • 65–66: Sky roof
  • 8, 64: Mechanical floors
  • 49–63: Condominiums
  • 48: Residential lobby/amenities
  • 3–7, 9–46: Office
  • 1: Residential lobby, office lobby, loading dock, and subway connection

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Weiss, Lois (23 January 2013). "Lucky '7' at 3 Hudson Blvd.". New York Post. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Alberts, Hana (11 June 2013). "3 Hudson Boulevard's Sky Club, Possible Condos Revealed". Curbed NY. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "3 Hudson Boulevard". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2012-08-30. 
  4. ^ Commercial Observer: "Joseph Moinian, The Moinian Group" October 18, 2013
  5. ^ Bloomberg: "Moinian Seeking Above-Market Rents for Hudson Yards Tower" By David M. Levitt June 11, 2013
  6. ^ a b Zoe Rosenberg (August 14, 2014). "Tour Hudson Boulevard and Park, the City's Next Park Avenue". Curbed. Retrieved August 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "3 Hudson Boulevard". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2012-08-30. 
  8. ^ a b "New Renderings: 3 Hudson Boulevard". New York YIMBY. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  9. ^ a b Kalinowski, Gail (26 June 2014). "Moinian Secures Loan for 3 Hudson Blvd.". Commercial Property Executive. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Real Estate Weekly » Blog Archive » Moinian shows off 3 Hudson Boulevard". Rew-online.com. 2013-12-12. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  11. ^ Wilson, Reid (May 11, 2016). "Developers To Begin Foundation Work On 66-Story Office Tower At 3 Hudson Boulevard, Hudson Yards District". YIMBY. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  12. ^ Girasole definitionMerriam-Webster Dictionary
  13. ^ "Moinian shows off 3 Hudson Boulevard". rew-online.com. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 

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Coordinates: 40°45′20″N 74°00′06″W / 40.755646°N 74.001638°W / 40.755646; -74.001638