Otis has entered into a multimillion-dollar agreement with Related Companies to supply elevator and escalator units for the new Hudson Yards development in Manhattan’s West Side. As part of its contract, Otis will provide 73 units for 30 Hudson Yards, a 92-story, 2.6 million-square-foot tower that will be among the first to be constructed at the site.
The 28-acre Hudson Yards development is being built over a functioning railroad system and will offer more than 17 million square feet of office, retail, residential and hotel space. As part of this agreement, the office tower at 30 Hudson Yards will include 56 Otis Skyrise elevators, 11 escalator systems, five hydraulic elevators and one geared freight elevator. The elevators will use a destination management system, which organizes travel to provide a personalized passenger experience and improved traffic flow while saving energy.
“We are pleased to have Otis as one of our partners on this groundbreaking achievement,” said Emad Lotfalla, senior vice president of construction for Related Companies, one of the developers of the project. “Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States. It will transform the landscape of Manhattan’s west side into a thriving commercial and residential center built atop of one of the world’s busiest railroad yards. This is a significant milestone in Manhattan’s development history.”
Tom Vining, president, Americas, at Otis said in a statement “We are working closely with project stakeholders to ensure that everyone who visits, works or lives at Hudson Yards benefits from our high-performing equipment that combines a superior passenger experience with green technology.”
Designed by KPF, 30 Hudson Yards features column free office space and floor-to-ceiling glass. Every office will have sweeping views across the Hudson River, lower Manhattan, Midtown and beyond.
The Hudson Yards project is being developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group. On-site elevator and escalator work is expected to begin in the first half of 2016.