The Observer files their report on the Hudson Yards bids today, and they agree with pretty much every expert's take: Related, Tishman Speyer and Vornado/Durst are the frontrunners to win the development rights because they already have corporate partners raring to move in (News Corp., Morgan Stanley and Conde Nast, respectively), and Brookfield and Extell are the dark horses. The good news is that the MTA will eventually show the proposals to the public, which was sort of unclear. State Senator Tom Duane will meet with the MTA to decide the how and when in the next couple of weeks. Will our Curban Planning winner be on display right next to the big dogs' designs? Probably not, but we're cool with that as long as we get to see some people mover napkin sketches.
· It Begins: Titans Bid On Western Rail Yards [NYO]
· Hudson Yards: Bankers vs. Hotties (& Three Other Bids) [Curbed]