New York’s historic Hudson Yards development reached its latest milestone and AkzoNobel
made a major contribution.
It’s the largest private real estate development in U.S. history, and the ongoing project recently saw the completion of the two towers at 10 and 30 Hudson Yards. Taller than the Empire State Building, the glass and steel structure of 30 Hudson Yards uses AkzoNobel’s high-performance architectural powder coatings, while 10 Hudson Yards features the company’s industrial coatings.
The new Manhattan neighborhood represents one of the most complex construction projects New York has ever seen – with AkzoNobel also supplying products for several other new buildings there that are in various stages of completion.
“We’re extremely proud to be part of this unprecedented investment in the heart of one of the world’s greatest cities,” said Simon Parker, managing director of AkzoNobel Industrial Coatings, which provided liquid coatings for the towers. “It underlines the trust that customers have in our ability to deliver coatings technology that can provide modern buildings with extreme levels of durability and sustainability.”
Most of the aluminum on the LEED1 Gold-designed larger tower is coated with the company’s Interpon D3000 Fluromax metallic powder coating, including the highly prominent first five stories. The remaining louvers and some of the ornamental metal were coated with AkzoNobel’s TRINAR liquid coating. The shorter tower at 10 Hudson Yards features AkzoNobel’s TRINAR coatings on all visible aluminum – both exterior and interior.
A stand-out feature of 30 Hudson Yards is an outdoor observation deck, which is the highest in the Western Hemisphere. Expected to open to the public in 2020, it’s 1,100 feet (335 meters) in the air and extends 65 feet (20 meters) from the building.
“We have a long track record of supplying market-leading products for iconic buildings all over the world and are very excited to be involved in the Hudson Yards development,” said Daniela Vlad, managing director of AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings business. “Customers value our unique ability to supply top quality liquid and powder coatings and meet any specification, no matter how demanding.”
Planned as the first LEED-certified neighborhood, Hudson Yards will eventually encompass more than 20 buildings, including residential and office space, retail outlets, restaurants and a luxury hotel.
AkzoNobel products can already be found not too far away on the Brooklyn Bridge, the Barclays Center and the New York Times building. Elsewhere in the U.S., the company’s coatings have been used on Ocean City in New Jersey; Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago; the SheiKra rollercoaster in Tampa, Florida; Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.; and Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.