(DNAINFO) Gwynne Hogan — The commercial tower at 10 Hudson Yards reached a “critical milestone” in its construction on Wednesday as the final bucket of concrete was hoisted ceremoniously to the building’s uppermost 52nd floor, its developer said.
Construction on the 1.7 million square foot building on the corner of 30th Street and Tenth Avenue started in 2012. The building is scheduled to open in March of next year with big name tenants moving in such as Coach Inc.L’Oréal, SAP, and VaynerMedia.
“I want to thank all the hardworking, skilled construction workers that made it happen,” said Ron Wackrow, the executive vice president of Related Companies, the developer backing the project. “These guys worked for three hot summers and cold winters to get it done.”
10 Hudson Yards is the first around a dozen buildings Related Companies and Oxford Properties are erecting on the 28-acre property that runs between the West Side Highway and Tenth Avenue and between 30th Street and 34th Street.
Once construction is complete the area will contain about 5,000 apartments, 10 million square feet of office space, 14 acres of public space, more than 100 shops and restaurants, a 700-seat public school and a luxury hotel, according to the developers.
“As you look around you get a sense of the scale and magnitude of what we’re creating here,” Wackrow said.