• Hudson Yards - Tower B
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20 Hudson Yards - Art Wall

New York City, NY, USA, 2018

One of the world’s first cable net walls supporting individually curved glass panels, the large facade at the Shops and Restaurants building at Hudson Yards captures the sky and sun, reflecting varying lighting conditions. 20 Hudson Yards (also called Tower B) is a retail podium between 10 and 30 Hudson Yards, the first two towers of the Hudson Yards redevelopment project.
The upper portion of each glass panel curves outwards and meets the base of the panel above, leading to a hook shaped glass panel. A special swivel detail allows the panels to rotate about the vertical axis to account for deflection. The continuity of the facade over three separate primary building structural arrangements led to new detailing solutions to create a weathertight system. The wall’s innovative design supports stiff curved glass panels on a flexible horizontal and vertical cable net substructure. The majority of the structure is made from stainless steel, with some small fittings of aluminum. The panels are made of chemically strengthened glass. Inside and out, the curved glass facade is transparent and intricate.


  • Location

    New York City, NY, USA

  • Architect

    Kohn Pedersen Fox, New York City

  • Cooperation

    James Carpenter Design Associates

  • Awards

    2019 SEAoNY Excellence in Structural Engineering, category other structures

  • Client

    Related Companies, L.P., New York City

  • Contractor

    Tishman

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design

  • Width 100 m
  • Height 22 m
  • Hudson Yards - Art Wall © sbp/Stephan Hollinger
  • Hudson Yards - Art Wall © sbp/Stephan Hollinger
  • Hudson Yards - Art Wall © sbp/Stephan Hollinger
  • Hudson Yards - Art Wall © sbp/Stephan Hollinger
  • Hudson Yards - Art Wall © sbp/Stephan Hollinger

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