Dezeen's guide to Hudson Yards phase one in New York - architecture and design

Dezeen's guide to Hudson Yards phase one in New York



New York City's Hudson Yards neighbourhood is finally opening to the public, so we've put together a guide to the skyscrapers, public spaces and attractions that make up the mega development's first phase.
Officially welcoming visitors from 12pm on 15 March 2019, the opening marks a significant milestone for developer Related's ambitious project ? built over an active rail yard on Manhattan's West Side.
Areas opening this week include the retail and restaurant provision, the landscaped plaza and gardens, and the Vessel structure that sits at the centre of the site.
Close to the Hudson River and connected to the northern end of the ever-popular High Line park, the first phase of the development is bound by 30th Street to the south, 34th Street to the north, 10th Avenue to the east and 11th Avenue to the west. Related will eventually reclaim a total of 28 acres (11.3 hectares) of land by building sophisticated structural platforms over the train tracks, which incorporate a seven-foot-deep (two-metre) provision for elements like electrics, plumbing, planting and other services.

The site also boasts several protective features in the event of potential flooding or security threats, and includes its own power-generation system in case of a grid-wide blackout.
Construction work on the project began in 2012, and the collection of glass towers has emerged rapidly to fill a gap in the skyline.
Phase two of the development, named the Western Yard, is set to comprise several resident...
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