The 50 Hudson Yards skyscraper, Foster + Partners’ newest building in New York has officially topped out. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold-designed, 58-story office development forms an integral part of the new Hudson Yards neighborhood on the western edge of Manhattan.
One of the world’s most famous buildings, the Empire State Building, New York, hosts more than four million visitors from around the globe annually. As part of the $165-million redevelopment of the Empire State Building Observatory, the opportunity to transform the attraction’s famed 102nd floor posed an opportunity and unique challenge. To offer visitors clearer views to the city, designers used floor-to-ceiling fire-rated glass in the elevator that goes up to the observation deck.