Hudson Yards: The development shifting New York’s center of gravity

June 3, 2019 Sanjana Saluja

When Hudson Yards opened earlier this year, it marked a new stage in the evolution of live-work-play developments. JLL Real Views explores how it’s setting new standards and why it’s a seismic moment for New York.

The city has long had what developers across the country seek to replicate when they build mixed-use developments that provide workers and residents with everything they need at their fingertips: theaters, restaurants, bodegas, bars and places to exercise adjacent to transit-friendly apartments and high-paying jobs.

So it makes sense, then, that when developers The Related Companies and Oxford Properties sought to create a city-within-a-city on a 25-acre plot above an active rail yard on Manhattan’s West Side, their vision would take what was organic to the city’s ethos to another level, creating a mecca that would impact the notion of live, work, play in metropolises around the world.

That project is Hudson Yards, the largest private development in the history of North America. It would bring the broader Midtown West district 36.6 million square feet of ultra-luxury offices, residential condominiums, hotels, restaurants, schools, cultural centers, green spaces and even a vertical mall. A place to work, work out, shop, eat, drink and never want to, or have to, leave—though if one had to, an extension of the 7 subway line connecting the project to Times Square and Grand Central Terminal would get you there. It’s a dramatic display of live, work, play, even for a city like New York.

Click here to read more about how the mammoth new Hudson Yards development has reshaped New York City.

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