55 Hudson Yards, New York

Being close to transport links is usually a major asset for a high-rise development. But from a structural engineer’s point of view, there is perhaps such a thing as being too close. At 760ft (232m), 55 Hudson Yards is not the tallest building on the site, but it is one of the most complicated. It sits not on the Eastern Yard deck, but on the subway station itself, and the brief for the office space was also very specific.


  • New York, USA


  • Oxford Properties Group Inc.; Related Companies


  • Kohn Pedersen Fox, Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo Associates

Project Status

  • Due for completion in 2017
Of all the project we’ve done over the last 30 years, this has been the most complex in terms of integration with infrastructures and complexity below-grade
Jeffrey Smilow, WSP