Rendering of Hudson Yards. Image: Danny Forster Design Studio
Though starchitect Frank Gehry threatened to flee to France after the 2016 election, he’ll likely be sticking around to design new towers at the Hudson Yards mega-development on Manhattan’s west side; Gehry and fellow controversial architect Santiago Calatrava are among those chosen to work on the residential western section of Related Cos. and Oxford Properties’ 28-acre complex, according to a source close to the project who spoke with the Wall Street Journal.
Hudson Yards masterplan courtesy of Related/Oxford
The commercial portions of the project have been in the news for scoring high-profile tenants from the fashion, media, finance and tech sectors including Time Warner, Neiman Marcus, Coach, money manager BlackRock Inc. and private equity firm KKR & Co. London restaurant and catering company Rhubarb will run a 10,000-square-foot public space, joining 25 restaurant and food concepts. The complex will boast the highest observation deck in the city atop its 92-story tower at 30 Hudson Yards.
A constellation of design stars have already been tapped for the commercial buildings as the superlatives pile up: The soaring 30 Hudson Yards was designed by Bill Pedersen of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Foster + Partners designed the 985-foot 50 Hudson Yards (the city’s most expensive office building), and David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP penned the mixed-use 35 Hudson Yards.
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