Project DescriptionThis is one of twelve American projects on the 2016 World Architecture Festival shortlist.
The largest private real estate development in U.S. history, Hudson Yards will dramatically transform a vast desolate space into New York’s next great neighborhood that mixes residences, offices, hotels, retail and vibrant street life, extending and enhancing the texture and feel of New York.
The plan for Hudson Yards is not just about erecting tall buildings or bricks and mortar; it is about creating dynamic spaces to be used and enjoyed by residents and workers, and a celebrated destination for visitors from across the City, the region and the world. Hudson Yards will be a distinctive community characterized by world-leading sustainability, affordable housing, and diverse architectural styles. Its streets will be lined with shops, restaurants, galleries, arts and culture.
A spectacular park destined to be New York City’s next great gathering place will unify the residential, commercial and retail structures and also link to the Hudson River waterfront, the exciting High Line district and the future Hudson Boulevard Park. New Class-A office space in the heart of Manhattan will fuel the future growth of the City and ensure it remains the global commercial capital.
Requiring both design excellence and complex project planning and engineering, the new 26-acre neighborhood will be built on two platforms above the Long Island Rail Road rail yard, the country’s busiest train, at the point where 30 rail tracks converge into four before entering Penn Station.