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    The MTA took an excellent photo of this the other day:

    Construction at Hudson Yards by MTAPhotos, on Flickr

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    New Details Emerge For Massive Manhattan West Development

    by Zoe Rosenberg


    Image via New York YIMBY.

    A new promotional video for Brookfield's massive Manhattan West project premiered a few changes for the 5.4 million-square-foot multi-building development bounded by 32nd and 33rd streets and Ninth and Tenth avenues in the Hudson Yards District. The video for the office-hotel-retail-residential development was first spotted by New York YIMBY, who astutely notes that the development's Skidmore, Owings & Merrill-designed residential tower has a slightly more seamless look from renderings of yore and will rise 64 stories, despite earlier reports of a more stout 60-story height, and have 790 apartments.


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    The video also mentions a "Breezeway" from Tenth Avenue which would connect the development due east of Related's Hudson Yards to the High Line at 30th Street. The walkway would be a huge aid to pedestrian traffic between the west side, Hudson Yards, and Manhattan West. A lot of effort and planning has gone into making the Hudson Yards District pedestrian friendly, especially with the inclusion of Hudson Park which will eventually stretch from West 33rd Street to West 39th Street between Hudson Boulevards East and West. In March, the City Planning Commission approved a zoning variance for Brookfield's request to double Manhattan West's outdoor space, which will link the new development with the old office building at 450 West 33rd Street, also owned by the company.



    The video leaves things pretty much the same with the development's two 65-story office towers, which still need to secure an anchor tenant before construction can begin. Reports earlier last week speculated that the best-named New York City-based law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom may anchor the development, but it seems that plan has fallen through. Work has begun on the platform on which the development will rise—similar to Hudson Yards, Manhattan West will also be constructed over the rail lines. The site's platform should be complete later this year, allowing construction of Manhattan West's residential portion to begin.



    Map from post New Looks At Manhattan West As Its Expansion Gets An Okay.

    New Look: Brookfield's Manhattan West [YIMBY]

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2014/0...evelopment.php

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    The increase in outdoor public space comes mostly from the decking over of Dyer Ave.

    See City Record, pg 338, item 93-72, "Public Access Areas at 450 W33rd St." Lincoln Tunnel Approach bridge is replaced by "Dyer Ave platform."

    There's also a description of the breezeway, called the "West 31st St Passageway," and the "Tenth Ave Podium" at the corner of W31st St.

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    If they reclad 450 with the same color glass as the other towers, it could get too overwhelmingly monotonous.

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    I think the plus side to the boring glass is that it softens the bulkiness of the twin office towers. A sorta 4 WTC effect.

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    So Curbed reported Thursday that the platform is now complete, and that dovetails nicely with these couple of pics I took that day:




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    These towers are really lame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by londonlawyer View Post
    These towers are really lame.
    Meh, they're OK. A HUGE improvement over the nasty no-man's land / train-tracks pit that is there today. And anything that makes that R2D2-looking Associated Press building to the west of the railyards less brutal and hideous is a plus too.

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    ^ R2-D2?

    He wants a few of these to make him forget you made that comparison...



    I think the Associated Press Building is going to look great once it gets its new skin.

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    ^^ Well played, Merry

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    Sorry for the awful pic, but glass is already going back on 450. It's, umm, it doesn't look great in person. Far more mirrored than I was expecting.


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