While Related has been busy marketing its Hudson Yards development, the other sites along the future ‘Hudson Boulevard’ have been almost forgotten. Extell is shaking up the neighborhood in a typical groundbreaking and extraordinary fashion (keep in mind Mr. Barnett is developing One57 and its future taller neighbor at 225 West 57th), with remarks indicating the rise of a 56-floor 1.7 million square foot tower is now imminent. That makes sense, given the 7-line extension to 34th will finally be opening soon.
|Extell’s original proposed development, the ‘World Product Center’|
Although the ‘World Product Center’ was ultimately shelved, the renderings accompanying the New York Post article saying the development is moving forward show the old design for the site. Whether or not the original design will be used is uncertain, but if it is, it will certainly be a side-show to the much taller towers being built by Related, and potentially the new and improved Girasole, which could soar well above 1,000 feet.
|Possibly a rendering of the ‘WPC’, via the NY Post|