Listen up, Manhattanites: in the future you won’t have to travel far to enjoy a day at the beach! Last month, the Hudson River Park Trust unveiled a preliminary concept to build a park -- complete with a sandy beach -- on the Gansevoort Peninsula located in Hudson River Park between Gansevoort Street and Little West 12th Street. According to the Hudson River Park Trust, not only will the peninsula have a sandy beach area with kayak access, the park will also include a lawn and seating area, a large sports field, a salt marsh with habitat enhancements, and an area with picnic tables and lounge chairs. However, you will have to wait a bit to enjoy a summer day at this Manhattan beach. Top Tri-State News Photos Though the design is not yet finalized, the Hudson River Park Trust expects construction to start in late 2020 and last about a year and a half – with completion expected by mid-2022. "The driving inspiration behind this concept is the idea of creating habitat … [Read more...] about Here’s What Manhattan’s Hudson River Park Beach Will Look Like
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It's the centerpiece of the largest and most expensive private real estate development in American history. "Vessel" was unveiled this past week, the sculpture in the middle of Hudson Yards, a vast new 16-building complex on the West Side of Manhattan. The honeycombed flight of fancy – it's actually made of 154 flights of stairs – was conceived by 49-year-old British designer Thomas Heatherwick. Correspondent Anthony Mason asked, "When you spend six years working on something, how does it feel to reach a moment like this?" "Architectural design is a really funny thing," he replied. "When I was a child, I used to think, 'How do people stay committed to an idea for six years? How can architects wait?'" The first pieces of "Vessel" were laid in place back in April of 2017, four years after Heatherwick had first imagined it. That summer Heatherwick flew in from London to check on the progress, inspecting his creation with almost boyish enthusiasm. He'd only ever seen it on a … [Read more...] about Hudson Yards’ Vessel: Like a park, but vertical
Aria Bendix, provided by Published 10:02 am PDT, Friday, March 15, 2019 The $25 billion Hudson Yards completed its grand opening on March 15. The entire 28-acre development will be completed in 2024. The site will transform the surrounding community, bringing an influx of around 125,000 daily office workers, tourists, and residents. The emphasis on luxury amenities and high-end retailers threatens to alienate long-time establishments, which may soon be priced out of the neighborhood. Stepping onto the Hudson Yards site, it's impossible not to gravitate toward Vessel, a 150-foot-high, honeycomb-shaped art installation in the center of the complex. With its reflective copper cladding and $200 million price tag, the structure is emblematic of the development itself: expensive, partially enclosed, and intentionally breathtaking. While the complex is a stunning design feat, the fact that it's being built is even more impressive. At $25 billion, Hudson Yards is the … [Read more...] about Hudson Yards is the most expensive real estate development in US history. Here’s what its $25 billion future could look like.
Verena Dobnik Associated Press Published 1:51 PM EDT Mar 15, 2019 New York – A towering sculpture called Vessel – made up of 2,500 twisting steps the public can climb – opened Friday as the visual centerpiece of Hudson Yards, a $25 billion urban complex on Manhattan’s West Side that is the city’s most ambitious development since the rebuilding of the World Trade Center. When fully complete, the 28-acre (11-hectare) site will include 16 towers of homes and offices, a hotel, a school, the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere, a performing arts center and a shopping mall that also opened Friday. About half the complex is complete, with the rest scheduled to be done by 2025. The opening of the $200 million Vessel and the landscape around it will likely bring a wave of tourists to a rebuilt corner of the city that was previously characterized by a huge rail yard, parking lots and weedy sidewalks once known as a cruising ground for … [Read more...] about New York inaugurates its $25B mini-city, Hudson Yards
Verena Dobnik, Associated Press Updated 11:30 am PDT, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 In this Dec. 4, 2018 file photo, new skyscrapers rise above Hudson Yards in the west side of Manhattan in New York. When fully complete, the 28-acre (11-hectare) site will include 16 towers of homes and offices, a hotel, a school, the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere, a performing arts center and a shopping mall that also opens Friday. less In this Dec. 4, 2018 file photo, new skyscrapers rise above Hudson Yards in the west side of Manhattan in New York. When fully complete, the 28-acre (11-hectare) site will include 16 towers of homes and ... more Photo: Mark Lennihan, AP Photo: Mark Lennihan, AP Image 1 of / 17 Caption Close Image 1 of 17 In this Dec. 4, 2018 file photo, … [Read more...] about New York inaugurates its $25 billion mini-city, Hudson Yards