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The GiraSole 3 Hudson Boulevard

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FX Fowle The building's former name, Girasole, means sunflower in Italian.


555 W. 34th St, New York City (Clinton neighborhood, on block opposite Javits Center, across from Hudson Yards)




Neomodern architecture


Mixed Use: Apartment Building Office Building Hotel


1.6 million square foot tower. It is expected to rise 66 floors and 1,060 feet (323 m) in height. FX Fowle Architects designed the building, which would have 139,355 m² of floor space. If completed as planned, the building would become one of the tallest in the city.
  Former names GiraSole
General information
Status Approved
Type Mixed Use: Hotel, Office, Residential
Location 555 W. 34th St, New York City
Construction started 2013
Estimated completion 2016
Roof 1,060 ft (323 m)
Technical details
Floor count 66
Floor area 139,355 m2 (1,500,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect FX Fowle Architects


Between The Bricks

By LOIS WEISS , November 9, 2005

Joseph Moinian is another West Side fan who is putting his money where his mouth is.
We hear Moinian contracted to buy yet another Verizon building on the east side of 11th Ave. opposite Javits.

This is one of the area's four super corners, where sources say he intends to construct a soaring, 1.5 million-foot mixed-use tower that will include retail, hotel, offices and residences.
The 47,000-foot site at 555 W. 34th St. is next door to his Infinity Court apartments.

David Noonan and Jimmy Kuhn of Newmark handled the brokerage, just as they did for Moinian's Verizon purchase on 11th Ave. between 42nd and 43rd Streets.
Moinian is working there on a design for another 1.5 million square footer, next to the Costas Kondylis-designed apartment building he bought as plans from Jules Demchik and which is currently rising skyward.

Copyright 2005 NYP Holdings, Inc.

Client: The Moinian Group
Completion: 2011

Situated in the heart of Manhattans newest neighborhood, the dynamic Hudson Yards District, 3 Hudson Boulevard, "The GiraSole" will be a gateway for the West Side and an icon of green architecture for the 21st Century. From its sky gardens to the reaches of the new Hudson Boulevard Park, this new 1.6 million square foot tower will be surrounded by green. Soaring to a height of over a thousand feet, it will offer unparalleled views south and west over Hudson River Park, the High Line and the new park and development of the Hudson Rail Yards. A solar power-generating tower, "The GiraSole" will set a new standard for mixed use development by uniting premium corporate offices and the most exclusive residences with the state of the art in environmentally sustainable design. The project is on track for LEED Platinum certification.


Bloomberg heads underground for 7 train extension

By TOM NAMAKO, February 3, 2010

Manhattan straphangers, meet your newest subway stop.

MTA brass yesterday revealed the incredible underground cavern that in several years will become the 34th Street top platform on the 7 line.
Cut 110 feet under Eleventh Avenue, the space — essentially a pit of mud and concrete right now — is housing several massive tunnel-boring machines that are working their way to 42nd Street, where the line currently ends.

Mayor Bloomberg said he hopes the $2.1 billion subway extension — funded by city taxpayer money — will lead to a spate of economic development on Manhattan’s West Side.
"The far west side never had mass transit before," he said inside the cavern. "The sandhogs deserve a lot of credit."

Bloomberg also addressed questions about the project coming in on-time and on-budget.
When asked about a recent independent engineer’s report that said the project could be delayed from its December 2013 opening into 2014, Bloomberg said, "I don’t know. If it takes into 2014, as long as we do it safe, that’s the most important thing."

  Recent pictures of the subway extension and the joining to the existing tracks.