There has been no shortage of Hudson Yards renderings and information, but now that the West Side megaproject is actually, you know, physically being built, the developers decided to share even more intel. Since May 1, the Center for Architecture has exhibited a detailed look at every single piece of the "new neighborhood." New renderings, 3D-printed building models, interviews with the architects, visualizations of the railyard platform, even build-your-own Hudson Yards origami kits are meant to provide the public with everything they could ever want to know about the development.
The Center for Architecture saw an overwhelming response to the exhibit, so they decided to extend it through September 2. No more talks or events are scheduled, but a small part of the exhibit that currently hosts models of the Diller Scofidio + Renfro-designed residential tower will be replaced with more information from Kohn Pedersen Fox about the two commercial towers.
Each architecture firm created a floor-to-ceiling panel about their building, and Related provided details about the timeline, including a year-by-year diagram of Phase 1. Evidently, Related bigwig Stephen Ross is a real stickler for deadlines; there's a countdown clock for each building of Phase 1 in Related's offices (one of which was borrowed for the exhibit). The developer's lead planner Michael Samuelian walked us through the exhibit last week, and he assured us that Phase 1 really, truly will be complete by 2018. Things may be looking pretty good, tenant-wise, but we'll believe it when we see it.
· Center for Architecture [official]
· All Hudson Yards coverage [Curbed]