u201c55 Hudson Yards further establishes Hudson Yards as the new heart of New York,u201d says Jay Cross, Related Hudson Yards.

NEW YORK CITY—The Related Cos. and Oxford Properties Group have unveiled Fifty Five Hudson Yards, the latest addition to the commercial office tower collection in the 28-acre Hudson Yards development. The building sits at the intersection of Hudson Yards, the High Line and Hudson Park & Boulevard, and its entrance is just across from the new number 7 subway extension, which connects to every other major subway line as well as Grand Central Station. Penn Station is also a less than five-minute walk away. The anticipated 51-story, 1.3 million-square-foot building is slated to begin construction in January, 2015 and be ready for occupancy at the end of 2017. 

One of the few office buildings in the city opening directly onto a park, the main lobby of Fifty Five Hudson Yards sits at the southwestern edge of the new Hudson Park. The design offers the ability to carve private, double-height terrace spaces into the tower in flexible locations. Fifty Five Hudson Yards will offer floor-to-ceiling glass throughout the building.

The interior of the building features a tight, efficient core configuration that eliminates all openings from its perimeter. Without these openings, and with the tower floors free of interior columns, the building’s usable space has great flexibility. The design has multiple opportunities to showcase tenants’ brands.

“55 Hudson Yards further establishes Hudson Yards as the new heart of New York,” says Jay Cross, president, Related Hudson Yards. “Featuring the best in culture, dining, shopping and more, the commercial office space, steps from transportation and lush, expansive green space, sets a new standard for working in New York City. Today’s business leaders are now more than ever focused on the recruitment and retention of talent and we believe a corporate address at Fifty Five Hudson Yards offers a distinct competitive advantage with a compelling experience inside and outside of the office.”

A spokeswoman tells GlobeSt.com, “We have seen tremendous interest in the office space at Hudson Yards and are excited to unveil our vision for Fifty Five Hudson Yards. We have already had a great response from the market.”

South of Fifty Five is the Hudson Yards Public Square, which will serve as an urban stage, celebrating the energy of the City with space for events, exhibitions and gatherings. The Public Square, designed by Thomas Heatherwick and Thomas Woltz, features six acres of gardens and public plazas.

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. The 28-acre site will include more than 17 million square feet of commercial and residential space, more than 100 shops and restaurants, approximately 5,000 residences, a unique cultural space, 14 acres of public open space, a 750-seat public school and a 150-room luxury hotel—all offering unparalleled amenities for residents, employees and guests. It is anticipated that more than 24 million people will visit Hudson Yards every year.

South of Fifty Five is the Hudson Yards Public Square, which will serve as an urban stage, celebrating the energy of the city with space for events, exhibitions and gatherings.

The 28-acre Hudson Yards will include more than 17 million square feet of commercial and residential space, more than 100 shops and restaurants, approximately 5,000 residences, a unique cultural space, 14 acres of public open space, a 750-seat public school and a 150-room luxury hotel—all offering unparalleled amenities for residents, employees and guests. It is anticipated that more than 24 million people will visit Hudson Yards every year.