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
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.
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.