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Hudson Yards: New Neighborhood For West Manhattan, New York City

Picture of two tallest office buildings on the Hudson Yards site as seen at night from the air
Hudson Yards: New Neighborhood For West Manhattan, New York City
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Hudson Yards, a $15 billion project that is already declared as project of the century, went into the serious stage. After several design changes, phase 1 of the new neighborhood development got green light. Final design is similar to the previous one about which we were reporting earlier this year in detailed post about new New York towers.


Phase 1, which broke the ground this week, is development of the eastern part of site in west Manhattan, between 11th and 10th avenues. According to the final design, there will be four new buildings, large green area as a public square, retail and cultural spaces, everything built above the rail yard.

Picture of four new buildings in the phase one development of Hudson Yards as seen from the air above the Hudson river
Hudson Yards: New Neighborhood For West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of four new buildings as seen from the air above the Midtown with Empire State Building in the left
Hudson Yards: New Neighborhood For West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of Hudson Yards phase one development as seen from the air above the Central Park
Hudson Yards: New Neighborhood For West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of four new buildings at the sunset with Lower Manhattan in the background
Hudson Yards: New Neighborhood For West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of three tallest buildings on the Hudson Yards as seen from the roof of the lowrise building nearby
Hudson Yards: New Neighborhood For West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of two tallest office buildings as seen from the Hudson river
Hudson Yards: New Neighborhood For West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of two tallest office buildings as seen from the roof of neighbor building
Hudson Yards: New Neighborhood For West Manhattan, New York City
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In 2014, new No. 7 subway extension will open right next to the Hudson Yards, making it one of the most accessible neighborhoods in NYC.

"The Hudson Yards commercial component is anchored by a five-story, 750,000 square foot, glass-enclosed Shopping and Dining Destination. Bordered to the north and south by two angled office towers that rise dramatically in the sky, this mixed-use development encompasses nearly 5.5 million square feet along 10th Avenue between West 30th and West 33rd streets."
          -Hudson Yards website

Picture of the Hudson Yards on the large map of wider New York area
Map of Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of Manhattan and its neighborhoods
Manhattan neighborhoods, New York City
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Map of central Manhattan showing location of the Hudson Yards on the west side
Location of Hudson Yards on the map of West Manhattan, New York City
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Hudson Yards site plan on the west side of Central Manhattan
Hudson Yards siteplan, West Manhattan, New York City
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Hudson Yards site plan showing energy like water and electricity in the new complex
Hudson Yards energy plan, West Manhattan, New York City
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Hudson Yards site plan showing residential, office, commercial and cultural buildings
Hudson Yards building functions labeled on the map, West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of current situation on the site with future buildings locations
Hudson Yards objects spots on the site, West Manhattan, New York City
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First building going under construction is south office tower designed by KPF (Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates). It's a 47-story skyscraper, 273m (895ft) tall, located at 10th avenue and West 30th street, right next and above the famous High Line park.

Picture of the south tower as seen from the staircase up on the Highline
Hudson Yards: South tower, West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of the south tower as seen from the Highline park
Hudson Yards: South tower from the Highline, West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of the south tower as seen from the Highline
Hudson Yards: South tower and the Highline, West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of the south tower as seen from the street
Hudson Yards: South tower, West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of south tower as seen from the Highline
Hudson Yards: South tower, West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of south tower lobby with escalators
Hudson Yards: South tower, West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of south tower lobby with glass walls
Hudson Yards: South tower, West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of the square in front of the south tower
Hudson Yards: South tower, West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of the view of Lower Manhattan from the offices in south tower
Hudson Yards: South tower, West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of New Jersey and Hudson River from the office in south tower
Hudson Yards: South tower, West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of small modern office in the south tower of Hudson Yards
Hudson Yards: South tower, West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of outdoor terrace on the south tower
Hudson Yards: South tower, West Manhattan, New York City
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Coach Inc. bought the space and will occupy the tower in 2015. when is set to be opened. Workers in the south tower will enjoy column-free floor plates with floor-to-ceiling glass, three 6,000 square foot terraces and direct access to dining, shopping and entertainment in the Shopping and Dining Destination.

South tower diagram showing floors and elevators
Hudson Yards: South tower, West Manhattan, New York City
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South office building floor plan
Hudson Yards: South tower floor plan, West Manhattan, New York City
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South office building lower floor plan
Hudson Yards: South tower floor plan, West Manhattan, New York City
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South tower lower floor plan
Hudson Yards: South tower floor plan, West Manhattan, New York City
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South tower lower part floor plan
Hudson Yards: South tower floor plan, West Manhattan, New York City
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"The South Tower’s relationship with the High Line and proximity to Culture Shed gives the building a unique and visible presence in Chelsea. The introduction of smaller scale elements at the base of the building’s design, such as stone colonnades and a dramatic atrium, relate to the vibrant activity in nearby public spaces."
          -Hudson Yards website

North tower, also part of the KPF's project will be second tower built on the Hudson Yards. This 70-story skyscraper, 408m (1,337ft) tall, will be ready for the occupancy in 2018. It will be also one of the the tallest buildings in NYC, offering great views of Midtown and Lower Manhattan from the Observation Deck, Sky Club Lounge and Ballroom on floors 62-70.

Picture of the north tower as seen form the street
Hudson Yards: North tower, West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of the north tower facade and Midtown skyline as seen at sunset
Hudson Yards: North tower, West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of north tower top part with outdoor observation deck
Hudson Yards: North tower, West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of outdoor terrace on the north tower
Hudson Yards: North tower, West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of Midtown and Empire State Building as seen form the office in the north tower
Hudson Yards: North tower, West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of Lower Manhattan as seen from the offices in the north tower
Hudson Yards: North tower, West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of Midtown as seen from the offices in the north tower
Hudson Yards: North tower, West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of the lounge and outdoor terrace on the north tower
Hudson Yards: North tower, West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of north tower lobby
Hudson Yards: North tower, West Manhattan, New York City
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"Direct underground access to the new No. 7 Subway station provides door-to-door service for commuters. The North Tower also provides a base with extra-large floors perfect for trading, news and entertainment studios or other large format uses."
          -Hudson Yards website

North tower diagram showing all floors and elevators
Hudson Yards: North tower, West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of north tower lobby floor plan
Hudson Yards: North tower floor plan, West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of north tower lower floor plan
Hudson Yards: North tower floor plan, West Manhattan, New York City
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North tower mid floor plan
Hudson Yards: North tower floor plan, West Manhattan, New York City
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North tower lower part floor plan
Hudson Yards: North tower floor plan, West Manhattan, New York City
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North tower base floor plan
Hudson Yards: North tower floor plan, West Manhattan, New York City
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E Tower will be the third skyscraper built as a phase 1 development. Designed by David Childs of SOM, this mixed-use building will have 61 story of which 21 will be luxury residences, 17 floors of office space, 4 retail floors and luxury hotel on 11 floors which will include a Ballroom, Sky Lobby and Spa. E Tower will be 290m (950ft) tall.

Picture of the E tower facade as seen from the ground looking up
Hudson Yards: E tower, West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of the E tower entrance as seen from the street
Hudson Yards: E tower, West Manhattan, New York City
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Picture of the E tower as seen from the park
Hudson Yards: E tower, West Manhattan, New York City
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E tower diagram showing all floors and elevators
Hudson Yards: E tower, West Manhattan, New York City
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E tower floor plan
Hudson Yards: E tower floor plan, West Manhattan, New York City
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Speaking of sustainability, Hudson Yards is designed to keep up with the latest LEED Gold and energy efficiency features like green construction, on-site energy generation, ventilation, high-efficiency lighting, garage exhaust, regenerative elevators, storm water reuse, filtered fresh air and much more.

Picture of green public square between the towers
Hudson Yards: Green areas, West Manhattan, New York City
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"The North and South office towers within the commercial superblock will achieve a Gold certification under the LEED 2009 rating system for Core and Shell, and will be the most energy efficient towers in Manhattan."
          -Hudson Yards website

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