Jul 25, 2012

Hudson Yards | Manhattan's Final Frontier



 New York City's Next Great Neighborhood

 Ready for Occupancy in 2015

New York City may not be getting the 2012 Olympics this summer but thanks to a failed NYC Olympics bid and failed Jets stadium proposal as the centerpiece of that bid, Manhattan will be getting a great new neighborhood instead.

What was once an underutilized tract of land will soon be transformed into a dynamic, mixed-use destination, which will include new office space, residences, retail, hotels, open space, and access to the City’s waterfront.

The MTA Railyards in the Hudson Yards district is the single largest piece of undeveloped property in Manhattan and will be the biggest development that has been realized since Rockefeller Center. Accommodating over 13 million square feet of commercial and residential space, development at the Railyards will transform the landscape of Manhattan and dramatically alter the City’s skyline.

The master plan for the Railyards comprises approximately 5,000 residences in nine residential buildings, 6 million square feet of state-of-the-art commercial office space, a 1 million square foot of destination retail complex, a 150-room five star hotel, a totally unique cultural facility, and a new 750-seat public school, all carefully planned around 14 acres of public open space.

Key transportation investments are underway throughout the area around Hudson Yards including the extension of the No. 7 subway line. The No. 7 subway is on schedule for a December 2013 opening. The No. 7 extension will link the site to every major line in New York City, including the major subway nodes of Times Square, Bryant Park, and Grand Central Terminal, delivering exceptional access to Hudson Yards.

Through the construction of a billion dollar platform over the yards, the site will be transformed into a mixed-use neighborhood without compare. Hudson Yards will provide residents, workers and visitors with a destination that combines private development with unique public parks and cultural attractions.

Nearby attractions include the High Line, the extensive running and bike paths in the 5-mile Hudson River Park and the new Hudson Park and Boulevard, a sweeping 4-acre thoroughfare from 33rd to 42nd Street, creating a network of parks and public plazas that weave throughout the West Side.

The first tower encompasses a total of 1.7 million square feet of commercial office space and will rise 51 stories, adding much-needed new Class A office space to Manhattan. The LEED Gold building will be prominently located on the corner of 30th Street and 10th Avenue, bridging the Chelsea and Hudson Yards.

 Phase 2 - Residential

More than $733M in public investment is earmarked for parks and green spaces in the Hudson Yards district. Its final phase will be its most compelling, as the High Line meets the plaza of the South Tower and wraps around Hudson Yards, promising unparalleled vistas of the city and river.

renderings courtesy of NYC and The Related Company

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