The New York City skyline is constantly evolving which is significant. Since 2012, workers started constructing a new district in the middle of Manhattan dubbed it Hudson Yards New York. It is the most elaborate construction project in New York’s history since the establishment of the Rockefeller Center. It’s located west of Manhattan on the banks of the Hudson River with several office buildings, numerous apartment, hotels, a public school, and more than 100 shops, restaurants and parks. In 2019, a new outdoor observation deck will open in New York right on Hudson Yards.
The main objective of this project is to create a new business center in Manhattan that is also attractive to tourists. One of the buildings, 10 Hudson Yards is a 885-foot high skyscraper which opened in May 2016. The project is broken into two phases. Phase I is expected to be finished by 2019 and Phase II is expected to be completed in 2025. On this map, you can see the entire structure of the area.
This office building, located above the High Line, is 270 meters high and serves world-renowned corporations such as L’Oréal USA, SAP and Boston Consulting Group as its headquarters. The special feature of this building is that it’s integrated into the High Line!
This addition to the New York skyline will be completed later this year. The building is almost 920 feet high and is a new housing complex with 88 floors.
Towering at about 1300 feet, this skyscraper will become New York’s second-highest office building and home to America’s largest broadcasting corporations such as HBO, CNN, and Turner Broadcasting. The building will also come with the Western Hemisphere’s tallest and the world’s 5th tallest outdoor observation deck. The building should be completed by 2019.
The probably most unique looking structure will be the Hudson Yards Vessel. It is a honeycomb-looking outdoor viewing platform designed by British architect Thomas Heatherwick. The Vessel NYC, a new public landmark, will be completely free for everyone to visit and is expected to be a major gathering place for tourists and locals. If everything goes as planned, you could climb and explore the Hudson Yards Vessel as soon as in spring 2019.
In the second construction phase, there is talk that up to four other skyscrapers will be erected and will significantly change the Manhattan skyline. The architecture is spectacular and futuristic. There is even talk of a building called The Spiral, which will be a little over 1800 feet, which will make it the tallest building in the city of New York. This would replace the One World Trade Center as the current tallest building in NYC.
For you, as a New York visitor, Hudson Yards New York means there will be more attractions that you can experience. There will be more shops and restaurants as well. A new food court will open at the end of 2018. Here, you’ll find star chefs and food markets from different nationalities. We will make sure to keep you updated with the development of Hudson Yards New York.
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