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© Courtesy of Related Companies/Oxford

© Courtesy of Related Companies/Oxford

/ Places Journal

The View from Hudson Yards

“This is Hudson Yards, the largest private real-estate development in United States history and the test ground for the world’s most ambitious experiment in “smart city” urbanism.”

Shannon Matter reported for Places Journal on the future of Hudson Yards, and what the smart city means in New York, noting that “New Yorkers haven’t seen anything like this since the construction of Rockefeller Center transformed Midtown in the 1930s”. She adds, “Hudson Yards is even more impressive, as it rises atop two massive steel-and-concrete platforms that span a working rail yard.” 

Kohn Pedersen Fox is the master planner for the 26-acre neighborhood, and architect for the platform over the Long Island Rail Road rail yard, a retail podium, and three office towers.