BY: NIKOLAI FEDAK ON AUGUST 5TH 2014 AT 7:00 AM
520 West 30th Street, image by Related
YIMBY has the reveal for Related’s new building coming to 520 West 30th Street, where Ismael Leyva is attached as the architect of record; the project makes an appearance in larger renderings for the Hudson Yards, sneaking into the background, but the new look matches recently-filed massing diagrams, as well as a previous glimpse.
Permits for the tower were recently revised, resubmitted, and granted partial approval, and with work on 500 West 30th Street now complete, Abington House’s companion may soon begin to rise. The building will stand 28 stories and 354 feet tall, and will have 174 apartments; the lot is shared with 529 West 29th Street, a recently-completed affordable building.
520 West 30th Street, massing diagram
While the new look is not all-encompassing, 520 West 30th Street will apparently be characterized by large, variegated windows, and a simple brick facade. Leyva’s work is typically quite glassy, and the rendering of 520 West 30th Street presents a pleasantly subdued contrast.
Excavation work has yet to begin, but with permits lined up, renderings ready, and the vicinity ensconced in a development boom, construction is likely around the corner. On the same block, YIMBY recently revealed Soo Chan’s design for 515 High Line, and 520 West 30th Street will certainly have some super high-end company.
While a 354-foot tall building would be significant in most cities, Leyva’s tower will be dominated by the skyscrapers of the Hudson Yards, which begin just across the street. The location is currently somewhat remote, but things will change quickly in the next few years; the opening of the 7-train extension is rapidly approaching, and besides new transit access, the retail podium between 10 and 30 Hudson Yards will have some of the best shopping in New York City, with Fairway also coming to 10 Hudson Yards.