It’s been over five years since groundbreaking occurred for the Hudson Yards mega-development. Today, phase one appears all but complete, and is increasingly hard to miss on the overall Manhattan skyline. Stretching over 26 acres and costing $25 billion, the full site will become the largest planned development in the country’s history.
At street level, the gardens will open up to the public later next year. The buildings will follow suit soon after. Not much time is left before the freshly minted neighborhood begins to buzz with pedestrian activity, and last week, YIMBY toured 15 Hudson Yards and the public square to see the progress made on-site.
We visited on a pleasant day, and found several art installations around 10 Hudson Yards to have engaged and attracted plenty of foot traffic.
That includes the “Prelude To The Shed”, and an “Art on the Plaza” program that currently exhibits two interactive pieces by Yoko Ono and Jon Burgerman.
After years of waiting for the historic development to rise, it’s exciting to get to visit the top of 15 Hudson Yards. Amazingly, only the first phase of the site is nearing completion. The train yard to its west will soon host seven additional buildings spanning another 6.22 million square feet, along with an expansion to the public gardens.
Phase one consists of six towers, the Shed, and a five-acre public square.