These eight towers around the world, some in planning and others approaching completion, project ambition in scale and form. Scroll through the slideshow above for additional renderings and construction shots.
10 Hudson Yards, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, is nine stories out of the ground. It will reach 52 stories. The steel platform that is vital to the $20 billion Hudson Yards mega-project in Manhattan—what will allow three high-rise towers to be built atop of working railroad tracks on the eastern half of the site—is taking shape, after a slow start. For a time it seemed like the project would never happen at all; the development team was chosen in 2008, but groundbreaking didn’t occur until well after the recession, in late 2012. But on Thursday, large sections of the
As a new exhibition at New York's Center for Architecture explores the 26-acre development, RECORD spoke with Bill Pedersen, whose firm Kohn Pedersen Fox is responsible for its master plan. Design in the Heart of New York, an exhibition at the Center for Architecture in Manhattan, includes many new renderings of the Hudson Yards development.
Image courtesy Visualhouse/KPF Kohn Pedersen Fox’s master plan for the Hudson Yards development sprawls along the Hudson between Tenth and Twelfth Avenues, and West 30th and West 33rd Streets. After years of debate and delays, Hudson Yards—an ambitious plan to create a new mixed-use neighborhood from scratch over railroad tracks on Manhattan’s west side—is finally breaking ground. Excavations for the first office tower on the site, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), which also created the master plan, will begin by the first week of December, according to a source at the Related Companies, its co-developer with Oxford Properties
Midtown Manhattan, West Side Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates Status: Awaiting tenant commitments Image courtesy dbox City officials and developers have long imagined a dazzling future for the airspace over the gritty, 26-acre West Side Rail Yard, near Pennsylvania Station in Midtown Manhattan. Starting in the late 1990s, the city proposed constructing a platform over the below-grade portion of the rail yard and building a stadium on the site for the New York Yankees. That initiative, along with succeeding plans to build arenas for the New York Jets and 2012 Olympics, never came to fruition. The city eventually shifted gears and