In a roundup of four prominent vertical cities, the mixed-use neighborhood on Manhattan’s west side was featured for its impact on redefining the urban fabric of New York City.
The article defines a vertical city as a modern architectural system that reimagines “traditional concepts of space utilization, sustainability, and community integration.” The first project on the list, Hudson Yards spans 28 acres, featuring tall towers such as 10 and 30 Hudson Yards linked by the mixed-use podium, 20 Hudson Yards.
Built upon two platforms above an active rail yard, Hudson Yards is one of the most complex construction projects ever built in New York City, bringing new life to what was previously a desolate space. The article notes, “The verticality of Hudson Yards maximizes land utilization, creating a new urban experience within the city. The project boasts innovative sustainable features, such as a co-generation plant that provides efficient energy and waste management systems.”
Australian Design Review was founded in 2009 as an online hub for architecture and design. Read the full article here.