Photographer: John Taggart/Bloomberg

First Skyscraper at Hudson Yards Reaches Max Height: Photos

The first skyscraper at the Hudson Yards Project in New York City, 10 Hudson Yards reached its full height on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, and is already 85 percent committed to such companies as Coach, L’Oréal USA, and digital-advertising company VaynerMedia. Related Cos., with partner Oxford Properties Group, plans to build six towers on the 28-acre site in what has been called the biggest private real estate development in the U.S. Photographs by John Taggart for Bloomberg

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    Pedestrians walk along New York's High Line with 10 Hudson Yards standing in the distance.

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    A contractor works at 10 Hudson Yards—the building is set to open in March.

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    The building will bridge the High Line, creating a 60-foot public passageway along Coach’s office entryway, Related Cos. said in a statement.

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    Workers have lunch before the start of a topping-out ceremony.

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    An American flag-painted crane outside the building project.

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    An attendee signs a concrete bucket before the start of a topping-out ceremony.

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    Construction on 10 Hudson Yards began in December 2012.

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    The view from 10 Hudson Yards.

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    The 1.7 million-square-foot skyscraper, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, is situated at 30th Street and 10th Avenue near the northern end of the High Line elevated park. 

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    On the West Side of Manhattan Island, 10 Hudson Yards will have views of One World Trade Center and the Hudson River.