Hudson Yards – New York City’s $20 Billion Development!
Hudson Yards is the $20 billion redevelopment of the West Side Yard (train storage facility) owned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Located on the West side of Manhattan Island, the aim of the Urban Renewal project is to expand the Midtown Manhattan Business District Westward towards the Hudson River.
The centrepiece of the project is the Hudson Yards mixed use real estate development by Related Companies and Oxford Properties. The development was master planned by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) and will feature 16 skyscrapers containing more than 1,180,000 m2 of new office, residential and retail space.
The area will feature over 100 shops, multiple acclaimed restaurants, 4000 residences, a 750 patron public school and an equinox branded luxury hotel. The development will create 23,000 construction jobs and is forecast to be completed by 2025.
The centerpiece of Hudson Yards will be the 15-level high, 600 ton, $150 million piece of public climbable art known as the ‘Vessel’.
The interactive structure is intended to be climbed and explored, it features 154 interconnecting flights of stairs and 80 landings above an expansive public garden. It has been designed by acclaimed and controversial British designer Thomas Heatherwick.
Location: Hudson Yards, New York City
Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox http://www.kpf.com/
Developer: Related Companies and Oxford Properties
Development: 16 Skyscrapers featuring over 1,000,000 SQM of office, retail and residential space.
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