Hudson Yards by Nelson Byrd Woltz and Heatherwick Studio

Hudson Yards

Hudson Yards
Image © Nelson Byrd Woltz

Hudson Yards will include more than six acres of gardens and public plazas on its Eastern Yard, centered around a major piece of public art. Designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz in collaboration with Heatherwick Studio, this Plaza will welcome the public to a new vibrant urban landscape at the heart of the growing West Side.

Hudson Yards
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With direct connections to the celebrated High Line and new Hudson Park & Boulevard, Hudson Yards will sit at the center of a sweeping collection of parks that will ultimately run from Gansevoort Street to Times Square.

Hudson Yards
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The Public Square will serve as an urban stage, celebrating the energy of the city with space for events, exhibitions and gatherings. From the new No. 7 Subway station, visitors will be greeted by a seasonally expressive

Hudson Yards
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Entry Garden, while the southern edge of the Plaza will offer a canopy of trees in its Pavilion Grove, creating the perfect place for lunchtime gathering or evening galas. A plaza at 10th Avenue and 30th Street will feature a fountain and a stonework installation recalling Manhattan geology and a major entrance to the High Line.

Hudson Yards
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Beyond hardscape and planting design, the landscape platform itself is a technical innovation. Serving as a ventilating cover over the working rail yards, the platform is engineered to support large-scale plantings and serve as a reservoir for site storm-water management and reuse. Source by Hudson Yards.

Hudson Yards
Image © Nelson Byrd Woltz

Location: New York City, USA
Landscape:  Nelson Byrd Woltz
Architects:  Heatherwick Studio
Cost: $250 million
Year completed: 2018
Images: Nelson Byrd Woltz

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