The first building in New York’s sprawling Hudson Yards development is open for business. Today, 10 Hudson Yards—one component of the multi-billion-dollar project on the city’s west side—welcomed its first group of tenants, luxury goods company, Coach, Inc.
Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) the 895-foot-tall glass-clad tower straddles the High Line, Chelsea’s wildly popular elevated park. This morning, employees and press entered the building’s spacious lobby on 30th Street—clad in granite, cast aluminum, and hand-hammered limestone panels—taking an escalator upstairs to a separate lobby for Coach’s new global headquarters. There, a double-height display case showed off hundreds of classic bags in a rainbow-like spectrum of leather. A towering digital screen, meanwhile, displayed fashion campaign images.