30 Hudson Yards, New York City, Kohn Pedersen Fox, KPF

30 Hudson Yards in New York City is the tallest tower in the Hudson Yards development and features the highest observation deck in the Western hemisphere. Home to global media company, Time Warner, the building houses the company’s powerhouse subsidiaries, HBO, CNN and Warner Brothers. Project architects Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) describe, “At a time when extraordinary urban projects are arising around the world, Hudson Yards is an important symbol for New York’s continued leadership in global urbanism.”

30 Hudson Yards, New York City, Kohn Pedersen Fox, KPF
photography ©Kohn Pedersen Fox

The Midtown skyline is forever changed by the 73-story, 1,296-foot building. The tower was developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group and within the first phase of the colossal Hudson Yards project. Interestingly, according to Design Boom editors, Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in U.S. history. The glass building features over two million square feet of space, making it one of the largest office buildings in the city.

Jay Cross, President of Related Companies, stated, “The topping out of Hudson Yards, and completion of its crown, represents another important milestone…We want to thank the entire team of construction professionals for all of their hard work on one of the most challenging and exciting towers in all of New York City.”

30 Hudson Yards, New York City, Kohn Pedersen Fox, KPF
photography ©Kohn Pedersen Fox

The façade was coated with AkzoNobel’s Interpon Powder Coating system. One of the coating systems utilized was the long-lasting finish, D3000. This system was formulated to withstand the toughest environments while creating a greener, cleaner alternative to traditional liquid coatings. Featuring outstanding weather resistance, the system meets the requirements of AAMA2605, the most demanding architectural specification in the world.

30 Hudson Yards, New York City, Kohn Pedersen Fox, KPF
photography ©Kohn Pedersen Fox

The Interpon D3000 system is enriched with Lumiflon resin technology. Surfaces that are enhanced with Lumiflon offer a multitude of benefits such as and outstanding color and gloss retention. These feature exceptional weatherability properties allowing the coating to remain intact for decades despite exposure to UV radiation, salt, and water degradation.

All photography courtesy of © KPF Architects

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