The largest development in New York City since the Rockefeller Center
Hudson Yards: North + South Tower
Architect: Kohn Pederson Fox
Client: Port Morris Tile & Marble
Project Type: Structural and Stone Engineering
The Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project was conceived with the purpose of revitalizing Manhattan’s far West Side along the Hudson River. It is said that this project, once completed, will “transform” New York City in an unprecedented way. It is already the largest private real estate development project in the history of the United States, and the largest development in New York City since the Rockefeller Centre in the 1930s.
There are two phases of the Hudson Yards project. Phase 1, the eastern phase, is to contain over 11M sf of hotel, retail, residential, and cultural space. The second phase will also include institutional space in addition to the office, retail, and hotel space and will cover over 6M sf.
PICCO Engineering is proud to contribute to this exceptional project by way of shop drawings, fabrication tickets and connection design. Our structural engineering and stone engineering expertise on Tower exterior column and cladding helped facilitate the use of a proprietary Aluminum backup system that allows for the hanging of large pieces of granite on 40’ high columns, which are the main architectural feature of one of the main office/retail towers. Tower A interiors included flooring, a feature wall, typical cladding, radial base, and feature stair. We also completed all shop drawings and engineering, designing custom mechanical anchors for each unique anchoring condition for the feature wall and typical lobby, corridors, and elevator lobby cladding.
The use of dimensional stone in Hudson Yards will add to the beauty and grandeur of the area.