It will be years before anything gets built at Hudson Yards, but with the economy improving, those pesky triggers are about to go off. Even while construction remains scare in the city and tenants may be hard to find, Steve Ross’ Related Companies has designed now is a good time to begin working on the Far West Side site.
Last week, Related announced it was preparing to demolish the Metals Construction Building, on the southeast corner of the 26-acre rail yards. Once it is gone, construction could commence on a 1 million-square-foot office tower, the first building at Hudson Yards to be built. (The other dozen-plus buildings will be constructed atop a complex decking system that covers the rail yards.)
“The Hudson Yards represents the future of New York and the commencement of this preparatory work marks an important milestone in its development,” Ross said in a release.
While ground will not likely be broken on that office building for at least another year, Related’s design team has been busy working out its plans for the site. The Observer got an exclusive look at some of the pieces of the Hudson Yards puzzle, and they make for quite the neighborhood of tomorrow.