NEW YORK | 30 Hudson Yards | 1,268 FT | 90 FLOORS


#1254

Many double height floors we can’t see from outside and mechanical floors


#1255

Many buildings just take the height for the building and divide it by the height of each regular floor, and use that floor count for marketing.


#1256

For many, many decades a floor (or story) basically meant “10 feet” - So now, even in an age where higher floors are more desirable (especially for offices), this notion that 800 feet in the air = 80 floors still exists, even if there are 51 floors or whatever. It’s all a bit silly. For marketing purposes, an 80th floor penthouse sounds more impressive than 51st floor so that’s a big part of it too.


#1257

A look at the buildings from Times Square Tower, + Top of the Rock


#1258

Exactly. It’s just a sales gimmick. Fun fact - The Donald was one of the first to do this back in the 80’s.
“He even required some buyers in his buildings to sign a document acknowledging that their apartment unit was not really on the floor stated.”

It’s all a game.


#1259

@hagenscutt


#1260


Sony Alpha a7 III ILCE‑7M3 by Emil abu Milad, on Flickr


#1261

35 is a beauty in this pic.


#1262


#1263

How cool would it be if YouTube moved to 10HY and the big triangle on the top was lit up red - thing looks just like the youtube play button logo


#1264

OMG you’re right! That would be so cool


#1265

4-16-18

someone on the left over there is getting jealous and started to peak through :sweat_smile:


#1266

That core should be close to topping off too. You won’t see much of 1 MW from there


#1267

This horrible postal facility should be relocated to the Bronx, and this could be the site of a new MSG.


E Abu


#1268

There is a concept that relocated MSG to that spot.
http://www.northeastallianceforrail.org/2014/11/a-new-home-for-madison-square-garden-in-midtown.html


#1269

I remember that. MSG and that facility both must go.

This pos occupies a vast space from 28th and 30th on the full blocks between 9th and 10th.

What a waste!


#1270

It is the only Viable site for a new MSG


#1271

All of it needs to be razed – 2 Penn, MSG, that stupid Duane Reade, even 1 Penn, and redevelopment needs to be done in concert as a master plan, not just random buildings strung together.

It’ll be very expensive, but solve it correctly once, instead of trying to save money now just to create further problems down the line.


#1272

Duane Reade is definitely coming down, and I suspect that everything else you mentioned will, as well, but for 1 Penn. The only person with the means to raze a tower that size is the King of Wall Street, Jaime D!


#1273

I love how this building turned out. I can’t wait to see what it looks when cladding is complete, which seems like it won’t be long from now