The redevelopment of Hudson Yards is expected to be the most ambitious private construction project in New York City since Rockefeller Center was built in the 1930s. The development will be built on top of the Long Island Rail Road tracks which are bounded by 10th and 12th avenues and West 30th and 33rd streets. The tracks will continue to be used by the LIRR.
Hudson Yards’ first building, seen in an artist's rendering, is a $1.3 billion, 46-floor tower set to open in 2015. Nearly half of it is to be occupied by Coach, the manufacturer of luxury leather goods. Its glass atrium will stand alongside the High Line, a mile-long, elevated public greenway transformed from a defunct freight railway weaving through the artsy Chelsea neighborhood to the south.
An artist's rendering of the planned Hudson Yards urban village, center, for Manhattan’s largest undeveloped tract. It is New York’s most ambitious private construction since Rockefeller Center was built in the 1930s amid the Great Depression.
An artist's rendering shows the planned Hudson Yards urban village, center, with 12 million square feet of skyscrapers circled by public parkland, a cultural center, and restaurants and shops. Hudson Yards would have been the site of an Olympic stadium had New York won its bid to host the 2012 Summer Games.
The railing for Hudson Yards on Manhattan's West Side. Groundbreaking on the $15 billion "city within a city" on 12 million square feet of land is expected to begin in October 2012. (July 26, 2012)
An aerial view of Hudson Yards, a private development project that would be built on top of the Long Island Rail Road train tracks. Bounded by 10th and 12th avenues and West 30th and 33rd streets, it is one of only two pieces of Manhattan land still available for major development. (July 26, 2012)
An aerial view of Hudson Yards on Manhattan's West Side. A platform will cover the field of open tracks that will continue to be used by the Long Island Rail Road. (July 26, 2012)