Screen shot 2013-03-27 at 9.37.36 AMIf diamonds are forever, then this is one building that will be a beacon of New York’s new skyline for years to come.

Hudson Yards, the much-anticipated “mini city” on Manhattan’s Far West Side, has finally released a rendering of a long-stalled office skyscraper. The 56-story structure, which was originally announced in 2009, is covered in “diamond” shapes, or as its architect prefers, a diagrid.

The building, whose address and current name is One Hudson Yards (located on 11th avenue between West 33rd and 34th streets) will have lobby entryways beneath an undulating “hem line” (as the project’s Web site calls it) that morphs into canopies. The northeast corner faces midtown with an angled setback, defying the laws of symmetry.

When completed, the $1 billion architecture masterpiece designed by Kohn Pedersen and developed by Extell will be 1.75 million square feet and sit atop the soon-to-be expanded No. 7 subway line.

“We’re looking to deliver the project by later 2017, 2018,” a source close to the project told the New York Post.   – Lyndsay Hall 

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