Hudson Yards, the largest private construction project in US history, with a 25-billion-dollar price tag opened this Friday on Manhattan’s West Side. The project consists of 16 buildings (commercial & residential skyscrapers, a museum, hotel, shopping center etc.) Here are a few highlights:
• The Vessel
Consisting of 154 intricately interconnected staircases, and nearly 2,500 individual steps & 80 pedestals, the Vessel is an art project with a viewing platform designed by Thomas Heatherwick. Tickets are available for free.
• The Shed
A contemporary art & performance venue that commissions cutting-edge projects in pop culture. This venue, with an architectural structure that contracts and expands, will open to the public with a much-anticipated performance by Björk in its first season.
• Shops & Restaurants
From fast-food to fine dining restaurants, Hudson Yards brings new food & dining concepts by celebrated chefs David Chang, José Andrés & Thomas Keller under one roof – making it an exciting destination for food connoisseurs. High-end retailers such as Fendi and Dior also have a footprint in the development next to Zara & H&M - over 100 shops & restaurants in total.