hudson yards master plan breaks ground on first tower
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, USA
image © 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 skyline
image © visualhouse



image © mir



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



image © kpf associates



green space master plan
image courtesy of HYDC



site plan
image courtesy of HYDC



concept diagram
image © kpf associates

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