HUD­SON YARDS

SPRING­ING TO LIFE LATER THIS YEAR, NEW YORK’S $ 25BILLION 28- ACRE DEVEL­OP­MENT IN MAN­HAT­TAN IS THE LARGEST IN THE CITY’S HIS­TORY SINCE THE ROCK­E­FELLER CEN­TER IN 1939

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VES­SEL

Buzz has been build­ing for this 150ft- high, hon­ey­comb- es­que struc­ture at the heart of Hud­son Yards. Scal­ing new heights, the brain­child of

Bri­tish de­signer Thomas Heather­wick is made up of 154 in­ter­con­nect­ing flights of stairs – that’s ap­prox­i­mately 2,500 (!) in­di­vid­ual steps – and 80 land­ings so you can pause for breath. The mon­u­ment is due to open to the pub­lic in March.

30 HUD­SON YARDS

You’ll feel like you can touch the sky atop this mighty tower which boasts an ob­ser­va­tion deck on its 100th floor, 1,100 ft above the ground. Cut­ting through the clouds, the plat­form will be the high­est man- made view­ing area in the Western Hemi­sphere – not to men­tion the fifth high­est in the world. Com­plete with a bar and restau­rant, 30 Hud­son Yards pro­vides the per­fect event space. Un­less, of course, you suf­fer from ver­tigo. Open late 2019.

THE SHED

Don’t be fooled by the name ‘ The Shed’ – there won’t be any rick­ety wood­work in sight at this high- tech haven for creative ex­pres­sion. New York’s first mul­ti­arts cen­tre has been de­signed to sup­port artists what­ever their area of ex­per­tise, from mu­sic and lit­er­a­ture to theatre and dance. The site’s most eye­catch­ing fea­ture is its tele­scop­ing outer shell roof, which can expand and con­tract. Very nifty in­deed.

RESTAU­RANTS & SHOPS

It’s set to become the Big Ap­ple’s go- to din­ing des­ti­na­tion with over 25 restau­rants and ca­sual eat­ing op­tions to choose from, each spe­cially cu­rated by cel­e­brated Amer­i­can chef Thomas Keller. You won’t go home with a grum­bling stom­ach, that’s for sure. Shopa­holics can go crazy with the credit card, too, at the site’s 100+ shops, in­clud­ing NY’s first Nie­man Marcus lux­ury depart­ment store.

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