Hudson Yards

Developed by Related and Oxford Properties Group, Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States and the largest development in New York City since Rockefeller Center. When complete in 2025, 125,000 people a day will work in, visit or call Hudson Yards their home. The site will include more than 18 million square feet of commercial and residential space, more than 100 shops, a collection of restaurants, approximately 4,000 residences, The Shed, a new center for artistic invention, 14 acres of public open space, a 750-seat public school and an Equinox® branded luxury hotel with more than 200 rooms—all offering unparalleled amenities for residents, employees and guests. The development of Hudson Yards will create more than 23,000 construction jobs. Hudson Yards will also have a substantial economic impact on the New York City economy. Once fully operational, the development will contribute nearly $19 billion annually to New York City’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), accounting for 2.5 percent of the citywide GDP. It will also contribute nearly $500 million annually in City taxes. Companies and buildings at Hudson Yards will bring 55,752 direct jobs to the new West Side neighborhood.

Hudson Yards will include five acres of gardens and public plazas on its Eastern Yard. Designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects with Heatherwick Studio, the Public Square and Gardens at Hudson Yards is designed to become a new gathering place for Manhattan’s West Side. An immersive and varied horticultural experience, it will feature more than 28,000 plants of varying color, scale and texture. The landscape will also include more than 200 mature trees, woodlands plants, perennial gardens and a 200-foot-long fountain that will mirror the flow of a river. Visitors entering from the north will be greeted by a seasonally expressive Entry Garden, while the southern edge will feature a Pavilion Grove filled with a dense canopy of native trees, creating the perfect place for lunchtime gatherings or evening meals. At 10th Avenue and 30th Street, visitors will find a stone fountain, a birch grove and a new entrance to the High Line. The large trees, expansive native perennial gardens and patches of wildflowers will be home to migratory birds and pollinators, and New Yorkers will find pedestrian paths lined with nearly a mile of garden seating walls designed for sitting, relaxing and respite.

At the center of the square will sit Vessel, a new kind of public landmark: social, engaging and interactive, meant to be entered and explored. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick and Heatherwick Studio, Vessel is comprised of 154 intricately interconnecting flights of stairs—almost 2,500 individual steps—and 80 landings. It was designed to lift the public up offering a multitude of ways to engage with and experience New York, Hudson Yards and each other. In totality, Vessel will offer a mile’s worth of vertical pathway rising above the Gardens. The dramatic design of Vessel creates a kind of stage set for New Yorkers and visitors from around the world: geometric lattice of intersecting flights of stairs, whose form rises from a base that is 50 feet that widens to the top to 150 feet. It is constructed of a structural painted steel frame, its underside surfaces covered by polished copper-colored steel skin.

Hudson Yards

Developed by Related and Oxford Properties Group, Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States and the largest development in New York City since Rockefeller Center. When complete in 2025, 125,000 people a day will work in, visit or call Hudson Yards their home. The site will include more than 18 million square feet of commercial and residential space, more than 100 shops, a collection of restaurants, approximately 4,000 residences, The Shed, a new center for artistic invention, 14 acres of public open space, a 750-seat public school and an Equinox® branded luxury hotel with more than 200 rooms—all offering unparalleled amenities for residents, employees and guests. The development of Hudson Yards will create more than 23,000 construction jobs. Hudson Yards will also have a substantial economic impact on the New York City economy. Once fully operational, the development will contribute nearly $19 billion annually to New York City’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), accounting for 2.5 percent of the citywide GDP. It will also contribute nearly $500 million annually in City taxes. Companies and buildings at Hudson Yards will bring 55,752 direct jobs to the new West Side neighborhood.

Hudson Yards will include five acres of gardens and public plazas on its Eastern Yard. Designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects with Heatherwick Studio, the Public Square and Gardens at Hudson Yards is designed to become a new gathering place for Manhattan’s West Side. An immersive and varied horticultural experience, it will feature more than 28,000 plants of varying color, scale and texture. The landscape will also include more than 200 mature trees, woodlands plants, perennial gardens and a 200-foot-long fountain that will mirror the flow of a river. Visitors entering from the north will be greeted by a seasonally expressive Entry Garden, while the southern edge will feature a Pavilion Grove filled with a dense canopy of native trees, creating the perfect place for lunchtime gatherings or evening meals. At 10th Avenue and 30th Street, visitors will find a stone fountain, a birch grove and a new entrance to the High Line. The large trees, expansive native perennial gardens and patches of wildflowers will be home to migratory birds and pollinators, and New Yorkers will find pedestrian paths lined with nearly a mile of garden seating walls designed for sitting, relaxing and respite.

At the center of the square will sit Vessel, a new kind of public landmark: social, engaging and interactive, meant to be entered and explored. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick and Heatherwick Studio, Vessel is comprised of 154 intricately interconnecting flights of stairs—almost 2,500 individual steps—and 80 landings. It was designed to lift the public up offering a multitude of ways to engage with and experience New York, Hudson Yards and each other. In totality, Vessel will offer a mile’s worth of vertical pathway rising above the Gardens. The dramatic design of Vessel creates a kind of stage set for New Yorkers and visitors from around the world: geometric lattice of intersecting flights of stairs, whose form rises from a base that is 50 feet that widens to the top to 150 feet. It is constructed of a structural painted steel frame, its underside surfaces covered by polished copper-colored steel skin.

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