MAY ISSUE: New Frontier

Joe Moinian pioneers Manhattan’s far West Side.

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By Paul Rosta, Senior Editor

When people view the Manhattan cityscape, they see many things: financial hub, cultural mosaic, media center and, of course, real estate capital. When Joe Moinian surveys his beloved hometown from his office high above Manhattan’s Upper West Side, he sees all that and one more thing: his happiest hunting ground. At the moment, the founder of the Moinian Group stands on the forefront of one of Manhattan’s final frontiers: a swath of Midtown that borders the Hudson River.

Moinian keeps a hand in carefully selected markets around the country, investing in high-quality office, hospitality and residential properties in Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas. But with no disrespect to any of those world-class cities, he and his team are devoting much of their energy these days to reinventing Manhattan’s new western frontier.

Most prominent in the pipeline is a project that may well serve as Moinian’s career capstone: 3 Hudson Boulevard, a signature 1.8 million-square-foot tower.

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