** NEW **
July 27 SATURDAY 1 to 3 PM
HUDSON YARDS — 21st CENTURY VERTICAL
MEET: 34th St. & Hudson Blvd., btw 10th & 11th Aves., northwest corner, Subway: #7 train to 34th St. Hudson Yards on Hudson Blvd. Note: 34th St. has traffic in both directions.
A brand new city is rising in Midtown—the Hudson Yards. It covers 28 acres, between 30th & 33rd St, & from 10th Ave to West St & the Hudson River.
Hudson Yards is a mix of 21st century architecture accessorized with a large interactive sculpture and a touch of gently-curved landscaping. Soaring over deep rail yards, this high-end corporate & residential development includes seven stories of retail shopping and restaurants. The Vessel—the 150’-high permanent art installation—attracts urban adventurers to its Escher-like spiral stairwells. The Shed, an ambitious cultural center, was built with a quilted, retractable shell that can open the space to the outdoors.
Hudson Yards has precedents in Manhattan as a city-within-a-city—Battery Park City &Rockefeller Center. Each embodies its time and priorities.