For a time, there was a question about whether or not the High Line would be retained as part of the massive, mixed-use project, but a vote this summer by the City Council ensured its future.
Another view of the mall that will bridge the two towers—a layout not unlike the mixed-use complex Related created with the Time Warner Center.
Van Valkenburgh is also designing the adjacent Hudson Boulevard, a 4-acre string of parks running from 34th Street to 42nd Street. The beginning of the park can be seen at the bottom of this rendering, with the maze-y thing being located within Hudson Yards.
The design has changed considerably since Related won the right to develop the Yards after Tishman Speyer bowed out in 2008. Not the tall tower that rises above the site.