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

‘hudson yards master plan’  by kohn pederson fox, new york, USAimage © mir

 

 

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 that 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. the first tower, designed by kdf, 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.

 

principle bill pederson of kpf states:

 

‘hudson yards must link to the prevailing industrial character of the west side, while also summarizing this context with a fresh visual dynamic. 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.’

 

 

in the new york skylineimage © visualhouse

 

 

image © mir

 

 

main towers face the hudson riverimage via

 

 

adjacent to central parkimage © visualhouse

 

 

base of the south towerimage © visualhouse

 

 

smaller scale commercial space relates to pedestriansimage © visualhouse

 

 

hudson yards parkimage courtesy of HYDC

 

 

image courtesy of HYDC

 

 

siteimage © kpf associates

 

 

green space master planimage courtesy of HYDC

 

 

site planimage courtesy of HYDC

 

 

concept diagramimage © kpf associates

  • 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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