hudson yards master plan breaks ground on first tower hudson yards master plan breaks ground on first tower
dec 07, 2012

hudson yards master plan breaks ground on first tower

two days ago, the ‘hudson yards redevelopment master plan‘ project by kohn pederson fox (KPF) — and developed by related companies — broke ground, beginning a 13 million square-foot (26 acre) project. the scheme is estimated to cost between 12 and 15 billion dollars and will bring in many times more in revenue and culture to manhattan’s upper west side, with an expected LEED platinum stamp of approval. dubbed the ‘city within a city,’ the large-scale rezoning will contain sixteen skyscrapers with 24 million square feet of office space, 13,500 housing units, with almost 4,000 affordable units, 1 million square feet of retail space, 2 million square feet of hotels, a subway extension, restaurant, cafe, markets, bars, a culture center and a school all organized around 14 acres of public green space.


image © visualhouse (main image © mir)

 

 

the first tower, designed by KPF, will be anchored by international fashion brand coach, will stand 895 feet in the air and is projected to be completed in 2015. it is expected that around 40,000 people will live and work within the project and will be able to enjoy structures such as ‘the culture shed’ by local firm diller, scofidio + renfo and david rockwell, the 72-storey ‘D tower’ by the same DS+R or the ‘E-tower’ by SOM.


images © mir

 

 

‘hudson yards must link to the prevailing industrial character of the west side, while also summarizing this context with a fresh visual dynamic,’ says bill pederson of KPF. ‘at a time when extraordinary urban projects are arising around the world, hudson yards will be an important symbol of new york’s continued leadership in global urbanism.’


main towers face the hudson river
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adjacent to central park
image © visualhouse


base of the south tower
image © visualhouse


smaller scale commercial space relates to pedestrians
image © visualhouse


hudson yards park
image courtesy of HYDC


image courtesy of HYDC


the existing site
image © KPF associates


green space masterplan
image courtesy of HYDC


site plan
image courtesy of HYDC


concept diagram
image © KPF

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  • tiltation is what you must do to a box, oh and a twist might help

    isor says:
  • the towers look like a celebration of all the bad architecture from the 70/80’s, or a horrid misunderstanding of Koolhaas.

    the out of scale renderings confirm that the priority here is budget.

    keep developers out of architecture!

    andrew says:

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