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30 Hudson Yards (formerly Hudson Yards Tower A) is a 70-floor, 1,270-foot (387 m) skyscraper in New York, NY that is a part of the Hudson Yards redevelopment project. The building mainly consists of office space and broadcasting studios, with an indoor-outdoor observation deck called Edge and a combination restaurant and event space called Peak close to its top floor. Its lower floors connect to the shopping mall and restaurants of 20 Hudson Yards.

Building Information[]

  • Building name: 30 Hudson Yards
  • Type of building: Office, communication and broadcast, observation deck, retail
  • Address: 30 Hudson Yards, New York, NY
  • Country: United States
  • Construction ended: 2019
  • Usage by floors:
    • Floors 102-104: Mechanical
    • Floor 101: Outdoor observation deck upper level, restaurant, private dining room, event space, kitchen
    • Floor 100: Outdoor observation deck lower level, indoor observation deck, bar, back-of-house areas, storage
    • Floors 97-99: Mechanical
    • Floors 81-83: Boutique office
    • Floor 80 upper: Mechanical
    • Floor 80: Mechanical, cafeteria, roof terrace
    • Floors M79 and M79 upper: Mechanical
    • Floor 79: Boutique office
    • Floor 78: Conference rooms, cafeteria, kitchen
    • Floor 77: Boutique office
    • Floors 74-76: Boutique office
    • Floor 73: Office
    • Floors 71-72: Mechanical, office
    • Floors 64-70: Office
    • Floor 63: Office, conference room, lounge, library
    • Floors 60-62: Office
    • Floors 52 and 52 upper: Mechanical
    • Floor 51: Anchor tenant office
    • Floor 50: Anchor tenant office, conference room
    • Floors 37-49: Anchor tenant office
    • Floor 36: Mechanical, fitness center, roof terrace
    • Floor 35: Sky lobby, cafeteria, kitchen, roof terrace
    • Floor 25 upper: Stairs crossover level
    • Floor 25: Mechanical
    • Floor 24: Anchor tenant reception hall, banquet room, conference rooms, auditoriums (upper section), kitchen, storage
    • Floor 23: Mechanical, anchor tenant office, auditoriums (lower section)
    • Floor 22: Mechanical, anchor tenant office
    • Floor 21: Anchor tenant office, broadcasting studios
    • Floor 20: Anchor tenant office
    • Floors 17-19: Anchor tenant office, broadcasting studios
    • Floor 16: Anchor tenant office
    • Floors 14-15: Office
    • Floor 11 upper: Stairs crossover level
    • Floors 10-11: Mechanical
    • Floor 6 upper: Stairs crossover level
    • Floor 6: Mechanical
    • Floor 5: Mechanical, back-of-house areas, restaurant entrance and lounge, connection to 20 Hudson Yards
    • Floor 4: Observation deck entrance, ticket office and gift shop
    • Floor 3: Mechanical, back-of-house areas, void over main lobby
    • Floor 2: Void over main lobby
    • Floor 1L: Main lobby (upper section)
    • Floor 1: Main lobby (lower section), connection to 20 Hudson Yards
    • Floor 0L: West entrance
    • Floor 0: East entrance (shared with 20 Hudson Yards), bicycle storage, messenger center, loading dock
    • 1st concourse mezzanine: Mechanical
    • 1st concourse: Mechanical, subway station entrance, LIRR rail yards
  • Floor numbers 7-9, 12, 13, 26-34, 53-59 and 84-96 are not used in this building.

Elevator Information[]

Anchor Tenant Office Lower Section Elevators (No. A1-A6 and B1-B4)[]

There are ten large-capacity elevators serving the anchor tenant section of the main office lobby, entryway to 20 Hudson Yards on floor 5, all anchor tenant floors below the sky lobby, and the anchor tenant cafeteria and sky lobby on floor 35. All cars are integrated into CompassPlus destination dispatch system by OTIS.

  • Manufacturer: OTIS Elevator Company
  • Model name: SkyRise
  • Year of commission: 2019
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 48
    • Maximum load: 8,000 lbs (3,600 kg)
  • Speed: 1,000 FPM (5 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC VFD gearless traction
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Single-speed center opening
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: 1L, 5, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 35

Multitenant Office Shuttle Elevators (No. B5-B6 and C1-C7)[]

There are nine large-capacity elevators serving the multitenant section of the main office lobby, office floors 14 and 15, and the sky lobby on floor 35. Seven of them also serve the entryway to 20 Hudson Yards on floor 5. All cars are integrated into CompassPlus destination dispatch system by OTIS.

  • Manufacturer: OTIS Elevator Company
  • Model name: SkyRise
  • Year of commission: 2019
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 48
    • Maximum load: 8,000 lbs (3,600 kg)
  • Speed: 1,000 FPM (5 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC VFD gearless traction
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Single-speed center opening
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: 1L, 14, 15, 35 (B5 and B6); 1L, 5, 14, 15, 35 (C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6 and C7)

Boutique Office Shuttle Elevators (No. D1-D4)[]

There are four elevators serving the boutique office tenant section of the main office lobby, entryway to 20 Hudson Yards on floor 5, and the sky lobby on floor 35. All cars are integrated into CompassPlus destination dispatch system by OTIS.

  • Manufacturer: OTIS Elevator Company
  • Model name: SkyRise
  • Year of commission: 2019
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 21 (D1); 48 (D2, D3 and D4)
    • Maximum load: 3,500 lbs (1,600 kg) (D1); 8,000 lbs (3,600 kg) (D2, D3 and D4)
  • Speed: 1,000 FPM (5 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC VFD gearless traction
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Single-speed center opening
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: 1L, 5, 35

Anchor Tenant Office Upper Section Elevators (No. E1-E9)[]

There are nine elevators serving the anchor tenant cafeteria and sky lobby on floor 35, anchor tenant fitness center on floor 36 and all anchor tenant floors above. Two of them also serve the 24th floor reception hall. All cars are integrated into CompassPlus destination dispatch system by OTIS.

  • Manufacturer: OTIS Elevator Company
  • Model name: SkyRise
  • Year of commission: 2019
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 24
    • Maximum load: 4,000 lbs (1,800 kg)
  • Speed: 1,000 FPM (5 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC VFD gearless traction
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Single-speed center opening
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: 24, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51 (E1 and E9); 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51 (E2, E3, E4, E5, E6, E7 and E8)

Multitenant Office Lower Section Local Elevators (No. F1-F9)[]

There are nine elevators serving the floor 35 sky lobby and office space on floors 60 through 70. All cars are integrated into CompassPlus destination dispatch system by OTIS.

  • Manufacturer: OTIS Elevator Company
  • Model name: SkyRise
  • Year of commission: 2019
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 24
    • Maximum load: 4,000 lbs (1,800 kg)
  • Speed: 1,200 FPM (6 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC VFD gearless traction
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Single-speed center opening
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: 35, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70

Multitenant Office Upper Section and Boutique Office Local Elevators (No. G1-G9)[]

There are nine elevators serving the floor 35 sky lobby, office space on floors 71 through 73, and boutique office floors. Only four cars in this bank serve floors 80 and above. All cars are integrated into CompassPlus destination dispatch system by OTIS.

  • Manufacturer: OTIS Elevator Company
  • Model name: SkyRise
  • Year of commission: 2019
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 24
    • Maximum load: 4,000 lbs (1,800 kg)
  • Speed: 1,600 FPM (8 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC VFD gearless traction
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Single-speed center opening
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: 35, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83 (G1, G2, G8 and G9); 35, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79 (G3, G4, G5, G6 and G7)

Observation Deck and Restaurant Shuttle Elevators (No. J1-J2)[]

There are two double-deck elevators serving the observation deck and panoramic restaurant near the top of the building. For each car, the lower deck serves the floor 4 entrance and the observation deck on floor 100, while the upper deck serves the restaurant entrance on floor 5 and the restaurant itself on floor 101. Both decks feature video screens and sound effect for entertainment of passengers.

  • Manufacturer: OTIS Elevator Company
  • Model name: SkyRise
  • Year of commission: 2019
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 24 (lower deck) / 24 (upper deck)
    • Maximum load: 4,000 lbs (1,800 kg) (lower deck) / 4,000 lbs (1,800 kg) (upper deck)
  • Speed: 1,400 FPM (7 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC VFD gearless traction
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Single-speed center opening
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display (lower deck) / LCD screen (upper deck)
  • Serviced floors: [4,5], [100,101]

Common Service Elevators (No. SA1-SA2)[]

There are two service elevators serving the loading dock, main office lobby, all office floors including the sky lobby, observation deck and restaurant, and intermediate mechanical floors.

  • Manufacturer: OTIS Elevator Company
  • Model name: SkyRise
  • Year of commission: 2019
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 48 (SA1); 30 (SA2)
    • Maximum load: 8,000 lbs (3,600 kg) (SA1); 5,000 lbs (2,250 kg) (SA2)
  • Speed: 1,000 FPM (5 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC VFD gearless traction
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Two-speed telescopic
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: 0, 1L, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, M79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102

Anchor Tenant Office Service Elevator (No. SA3)[]

There is a service elevator that provides access to the loading dock and all anchor tenant office floors, as well as intermediate mechanical floors.

  • Manufacturer: OTIS Elevator Company
  • Model name: SkyRise
  • Year of commission: 2019
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 30
    • Maximum load: 5,000 lbs (2,250 kg)
  • Speed: 1,000 FPM (5 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC VFD gearless traction
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Two-speed telescopic
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: 0, 4, 6, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51

Anchor Tenant Office Lower Section Service Elevator (No. C8)[]

There is a service elevator that serves the loading dock, anchor tenant office floors below the sky lobby, and the sky lobby on floor 35. The side door is utilized on the loading dock level while front openings occur on all other floors.

  • Manufacturer: OTIS Elevator Company
  • Model name: SkyRise
  • Year of commission: 2019
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 48
    • Maximum load: 8,000 lbs (3,600 kg)
  • Speed: 700 FPM (3.5 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC VFD gearless traction
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Two-speed telescopic (front) / two-speed telescopic (side)
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: 0, 6, 10, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 35

Broadcasting Studios Freight Elevator (No. SB1)[]

There is a freight elevator that serves the loading dock, floors 5 and 10, and broadcasting studios on floors 17-19 and 21. The front door is used on the loading dock level, while all other floors are serviced via the rear door.

  • Manufacturer: OTIS Elevator Company
  • Model name: Elevonic 411MVF
  • Year of commission: 2019
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: Not applicable
    • Maximum load: 10,000 lbs (4,500 kg)
  • Speed: 300 FPM (1.5 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC VFD geared traction
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Vertical bi-parting (front) / vertical bi-parting (rear)
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: 0, 5, 10, 17, 18, 19, 21

East Entrance Elevator (No. 11)[]

There is one elevator at the eastern side of the main lobby that connects its lower part (where the entryway to 20 Hudson Yards and escalators down to the east entrance is) and upper part (where the office elevator banks can be accessed from).

  • Manufacturer: OTIS Elevator Company
  • Model name: HydroFit
  • Year of commission: 2019
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 13
    • Maximum load: 2,100 lbs (950 kg)
  • Speed: 125 FPM (0.63 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC direct-acting hydraulic
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Single opening (front) / single opening (rear)
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: 1, 1L

West Entrance Elevator (No. 12)[]

There is one elevator at the west side of the main lobby that serves the west entrance (floor 0L), entryway to 20 Hudson Yards (floor 1) and the main lobby (floor 1L). The rear door is utilized on floor 1 while front openings occur on all other floors.

  • Manufacturer: OTIS Elevator Company
  • Model name: HydroFit
  • Year of commission: 2019
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 13
    • Maximum load: 2,100 lbs (950 kg)
  • Speed: 125 FPM (0.63 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC direct-acting hydraulic
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Single opening (front) / single opening (rear)
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: 0L, 1, 1L

Subway Station Access Elevator (No. 14)[]

There is one elevator that connects the west entrance with the entryway to 34th Street–Hudson Yards subway station concourse.

  • Manufacturer: OTIS Elevator Company
  • Model name: HydroFit
  • Year of commission: 2019
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 13
    • Maximum load: 2,100 lbs (950 kg)
  • Speed: 125 FPM (0.63 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC direct-acting hydraulic
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Single opening (front) / single opening (rear)
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: 1C, 0L

Observation Deck and Restaurant Entrance Elevator (No. 15)[]

There is one elevator that connects the observation deck entrance on floor 4 with the restaurant entrance and lounge on floor 5.

  • Manufacturer: OTIS Elevator Company
  • Model name: HydroFit
  • Year of commission: 2019
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 19
    • Maximum load: 3,200 lbs (1,450 kg)
  • Speed: 125 FPM (0.63 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC direct-acting hydraulic
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Single opening (front) / single opening (rear)
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: 4/4R, 5

Observation Deck and Restaurant Internal Elevator (No. U16)[]

There is one elevator that connects the observation deck on floor 100 with the restaurant on floor 101. This elevator also serves staff-only areas on floors 99 and 102. Front openings occur on floors 99, 100 and 101, while the rear door is used on floor 102.

  • Manufacturer: OTIS Elevator Company
  • Model name: Elevonic 211
  • Year of commission: 2019
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 24
    • Maximum load: 4,000 lbs (1,800 kg)
  • Speed: 150 FPM (0.75 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC roped hydraulic
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Single-speed center opening (front) / single-speed center opening (rear)
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: 99, 100, 101, 102

Anchor Tenant Kitchen Service Elevator (No. SH1)[]

There is one service elevator that serves the kitchen area on floor 24, mechanical rooms on floor 25 and the anchor tenant cafeteria on floor 35.

  • Manufacturer: OTIS Elevator Company
  • Model name: Gen2 MRL
  • Year of commission: 2019
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 30
    • Maximum load: 5,000 lbs (2,250 kg)
  • Speed: 200 FPM (1 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC VFD machine-room-less gearless traction
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Two-speed telescopic
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: 24, 25, 35

Boutique Office Cafeteria Elevator[]

There is one elevator that serves the boutique office tenant cafeteria.

  • Manufacturer: OTIS Elevator Company
  • Model name: Gen2 MRL
  • Year of commission: 2019
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 13
    • Maximum load: 2,100 lbs (950 kg)
  • Speed: 200 FPM (1 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC VFD machine-room-less gearless traction
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Single opening
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: 77, 78, 79
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