New York City’s newest neighborhood, Hudson Yards, won Future Civic Project of the Year at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards held in Berlin. The project was presented on Wednesday, November 16th, and announced as the winner that evening.
KPF’s master plan transforms an underutilized section of Manhattan’s West Side over active train yards into a new mixed-use neighborhood. Anchoring the east side of the largest private real estate development in U.S. history, the first two towers (10 and 30 Hudson Yards, both by KPF) and retail podium (20 Hudson Yards, also KPF) link directly to the prevailing industrial character of the West Side and enhance the burgeoning neighborhood with a fresh visual dynamic. Hudson Yards has already attracted an impressive group of tenants, including leaders in a broad array of fields – from couture to curation, fitness to finance, and marketing to media.
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