6. 30 Hudson Yards
30 Hudson Yards near Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea soars over other new high rises in Hudson Yards, measuring 1,270 feet with 103 floors. The building is part of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project, which has redeveloped the MTA’s West Side Yard. The neo-futurist building houses offices for WarnerMedia, Wells Fargo, Facebook, and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on December 4, 2012, and the building opened on March 15, 2019.
Kohn Pedersen Fox, the firm behind One Vanderbilt, was chosen for the design of 30 Hudson Yards, which was supposed to be even taller at 1,337 feet. Featured in the building’s lobby is Spanish artist Jaume Plensa’s Voices, which consists of 11 variously sized steel orbs suspended from the ceiling. 30 Hudson Yards is also known for its outdoor observation deck “The Edge”, located on the 100th and 101st floors. The Edge’s terrace juts 80 feet outward south of the building, with clear glass barricades surrounding the perimeter. It is the second-highest observation deck in New York City after One World Observatory.