Situated along the Hudson River, the Hudson Yards is a redevelopment project that is aimed at encouraging development along the Hudson River. The project includes an extension of the 7 subway lines and a renovation of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in addition to the centerpiece of Hudson Yards, a 26-28 acre mixed-use real estate development, which is the largest construction project of its kind.
The current plan is for there to be 16 skyscrapers containing more than 12,700,000 square feet of new office, residential and retail space. Additionally, there will be six million square feet of commercial office space and another 750,000 square feet for a retail center with two levels of restaurants, cafes, markets, bars, a hotel, a cultural space, about 5,000 residences, a school for about 750 students and 14 acres of public open space.
With retailers already staking claims in the yet to be built buildings, Hudson Yards is already establishing itself as a center of the high-end fashion and retail world. As the future global headquarters of Coach and New York City’s only Neiman Marcus, those looking for a great shopping experience will surely flock to Hudson Yards.
Not only will Hudson Yards be home to some world class retail stores but it will also be an epicenter of delicious and luxurious foods. The Restaurant Collection at Hudson Yards will be co-curated by world renowned Chef Thomas Keller and will feature Jose Andres and Costas Spiliadis, so you know that the food here will be absolutely incredible.
The large scale of the Hudson Yards project exceeds the Freedom Tower and Barclays Center as a symbol of the real estate revival in New York City. What is absolutely crazy about Hudson Yards, however, is that it’s being built on elevated platforms, not directly on land. It is being build over one of the world’s busiest railroad yards as the trains below will keep running.
On December 4th, 2012 construction began on the first tower of Hudson Yards, an 895 foot office building, and is expected to be complete in 2016. It is expected that when the over $20 billion project is complete that there will be over 65,000 visitors to the site every day. The site is projected to be complete by 2024.
Hudson Yards falls right next to the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, making it a perfect new development for the residents of the Atelier to have in their backyards.