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Finalists For ULI Design Awards Include 10 Hudson Yards, VIA 57, CityPoint


10 Hudson Yards, VIA 57 West and CityPoint are three of the 19 properties in the running for the Urban Land Institute New York’s second Awards for Excellence in Development.

The awards recognize developments across every asset class that use land responsibly and create sustainable communities. The entire development process, not just the architecture or design, must adhere to the institute's standards and even the judges are chosen for their commitment to “responsible and inventive land use.”

Last year’s winners included Brookfield Place and the Sept. 11 Memorial Museum and Pavilion.

10 Hudson Yards (above at left), Related Cos and Oxford Property Group’s 52-story, 1.8M SF office tower, boasts a 1.2 megawatt co-generation plant, a gas-fired microturbine, protected fuel tanks and elevated mechanical equipment. The Kohn Pederson Fox-design building is slated to achieve LEED Platinum. 

Many of the 709 residential units at VIA 57 West 709 (above center) have balconies overlooking its Hudson River-facing courtyard, combining a courtyard building’s density and intimacy with a skyscraper’s expansive views. The Durst Organization focused on sustainability in the tower’s design, by Bjarke Ingels Group, and construction.

Acadia Realty Trust and Washington Square Partners’ 1.9M SF mixed-use development, CityPoint (above at right), is designed by SLCE, COOKFO and Gensler. Its two LEED Certified residential towers share a mechanical plant and green roofs.

Other nominees include Minsokff Equities' 25 Astor Place, Monadnock Development's Carmel Place, The Javits Center, Urby Staten Island and the Four Seasons Downtown by Silverstein Properties.

The winners will be announced at Gotham Hall on April 3. You can find the full list of finalists here.