The $25 billion megaproject rising on Manhattan’s far west side debuts with its 1.7 square kilometers, 4,000 houses, 100 shops, restaurants, a school, a hotel, and 14 hectares of outdoor space.
And at the center of it all is the #Vessel, a 150-foot-tall sculptural bauble designed by Thomas Heatherwick. The piece is made from 154 interconnected staircases, and is intended to be used by the public for activities that range from climbing and running all the way to taking selfies and Instagram photos.
But what is perhaps HY’s most highly anticipated element—the observation deck at 30 Hudson Yards known as the Edge—will still be under wraps. The viewing platform, made from 15 different pieces of steel and glass, hangs 65 feet off the edge of a supertall skyscraper and is expected to open in 2020.
Formerly a military fortification, an offloading area for slaughterhouses, and a rail yards, the area is about to become THE area to be in NYC thanks to the 7 train extension and to a large-scale rezoning in the area.
From “Death Avenue” to NYC’s most advanced neighborhood, the path has been quite long: Hudson Yard is one of those projects that has changed the whole city, not just in terms of skyline but also in its logistic and dynamics.
Let’s see what happens next!!!
By Global Retail Alliance