by Stephen Garner
10 Hudson Yards Coach
Lobby at 10 Hudson Yards

The first building in Manhattan’s west side expansion, Ten Hudson Yards, has officially opened its doors, welcoming the first wave of Coach, Inc. employees to their new global headquarters.

Coach’s new headquarters features a custom lobby experience for employees and guests. Serving as a stunning brand showcase, the Coach lobby features a giant video wall highlighting both the Coach and Stuart Weitzman brands’ latest creative, as well as a Coach product library housing hundreds of iconic heritage pieces along the expansive lobby wall.

With approximately 700,000 square-feet of space, the brand envisioned a collaborative, urban campus with a 15-story atrium as well as double height conference rooms that look directly down the High Line. Additional amenities include a design studio for Coach’s craftsman, a private cafeteria and the Heritage Room, a gathering space that can accommodate up to 250 people. And finally, a large terrace offers unencumbered open views of the Hudson River and downtown skyline.

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View of 10 Hudson Yards from the High Line

“Today marks a significant milestone at Hudson Yards as we open our first office tower and welcome Coach’s first employees,” said Stephen M. Ross, chairman and founder of Related Companies. “Hudson Yards is the most ambitious development ever undertaken in the country and positions New York City for continued global leadership. Coach has been our partner since the very beginning. In just a few short years, Hudson Yards will be home to a collection of the world’s most innovative businesses, vibrant retail and restaurant offerings, some of the City’s finest residences and a new network of public spaces. Hudson Yards is destined to become the new heart of New York and it is well on its way to realizing that vision.”

“Since the brand’s beginning 75 years ago, the city has been part of Coach’s culture with a shared history of creativity, optimism and continuous evolution,” said Victor Luis, chief executive officer of Coach, Inc. “As a global leader in innovation and transformation, we are excited to be the first company to move to Hudson Yards and salute Related and Oxford’s groundbreaking vision for Manhattan’s new frontier, and ultimately the future of our city.”

The 1.8 million square foot tower broke ground in December 2012 and is the first building to open in the new 28-acre neighborhood. When fully occupied, 10 Hudson Yards will house 7,000 employees. Move-ins from Coach, Inc., L’Oréal USA, SAP, The Boston Consulting Group, VaynerMedia, Intersection and Sidewalk Labs will continue through the end of the year.