Last week, the New York Infrastructure Observatory was lucky enough to tour the Hudson Yards Redevelopment project - the largest private real estate development project in US History. From my announcement email:
I just want to reiterate that: This is 26+ acres of active rail yard, on which Related Companies and Oxford Properties are building over 12 million square feet of office, residential, and retail space, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox. And the trains underneath (did I mention that all of this development is being built on a huge platform supported by columns?) will keep running throughout construction.
The Hudson Yards project will remake the a big part of the NYC skyline, and includes large changes to the infrastructure in the area. It's a once in a generation project, and it was *really* great to see it in person.
You can see my photos (with captions, if you click them) below. Gabe Ochoa also posted a bunch on his blog, which I recommend checking out too!
Also: You should really read The Power Broker.