In 2017, Douglaston Development first announced plans for two towers at Hudson Yards, a 62-story building at 601 West 29th Street, and a 32- story building at 606 West 30th Street (as of 2021, that building is now a 37-story unit).
Demolition permits were approved in 2017, and 2018 and demolition was completed by 2019, and building permits were also completed in 2019. As of March 2021, the project is ongoing; however, construction of Tower A has topped out as of February.
What Are the Details of the Tower Project?
Tower A, where construction has just topped off, sits at 601 West 29th Street, and is 62 stories high with 940,546 square feet of usable space. At 695 feet high, it will be an L-shaped skyscraper that offers residents panoramic views from most apartments. The developers include Ares Management, Douglaston Development, and Frank Lalezarian dba Mineola Metro, LLC.
Contractors for the project include Levine Builders, Oliviero Construction, and Regal Reconstruction Corp. Architects include FXCollaborative Architects and Ismael Leyva Architects, P.C.
There will be 931 residential units. Amenities for the tower include:
- a dog grooming facility
- parking for 186 cars and 467 bicycles
- a terrace on the 40th floor with a resident lounge and library
- a 6th-floor terrace with an outdoor pool
- additional resident lounges
- 9,496 square feet of retail space at the ground level
Tower B sits at 606 West 30th Street, and construction is ongoing. This skyscraper will be 37 stories high, standing 529 feet tall. There will be 277 residential units overall, some with balconies included. This tower will have a glass facade, according to the Department of Buildings. Amenities include a pool, playroom, a fitness center, and a garage with room for 60 cars and 142 bicycles.
Why Is This Project Important?
According to Douglaston Development, 234 units in Tower A will be designated as affordable units, which is significant for the neighborhood residents. Additionally, Douglaston also closed on 120,000 square feet of air rights from Hudson River Park as part of the entire sale. The developer said that the proceeds from that would go to “significant park improvements in the neighborhood.”
Tower A is expected to complete by Summer 2022, and Tower B’s construction is ongoing, with a full project completion date set for sometime in 2023.
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