Hudson Yards: breaking down New York’s new neighbourhood

Hudson Yards: breaking down New York’s new neighbourhood

You might have spotted it peeping over the High Line: a forest of cranes and lorries building out from Chelsea into the Hudson River. New York’s largest infrastructure project since the Rockefeller Center, Hudson Yards replaces a swath of decommissioned railyard – once nicknamed Death Avenue for the locals who wandered in the path of speeding trains. Today Hudson Yards is talked about in swirls of superlatives: a $25 billion expansion of Midtown, it will offer two million square metres of space in some of the greenest towers on earth, amid 14 acres of gardens and plazas. But once the dust clears, what will that mean, exactly? We break it down. Ellen Himelfarb. Images courtesy of Related

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