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New York - New York Inaugurates Its $25 Billion Mini-city, Hudson Yards

Published on: March 13, 2019 08:31 PM
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In this March 8, 2019 photo, Jay Cross, president of Related Hudson Yards, stands on an outdoor observation deck named "The Edge," 1100 feet (367 meters) off the ground in New York. Located at the new skyscraper known as 30 Hudson Yards, it is scheduled to open to the public at the end of 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)In this March 8, 2019 photo, Jay Cross, president of Related Hudson Yards, stands on an outdoor observation deck named "The Edge," 1100 feet (367 meters) off the ground in New York. Located at the new skyscraper known as 30 Hudson Yards, it is scheduled to open to the public at the end of 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

New York - A towering, climbable sculpture called Vessel is scheduled to open Friday as the visual centerpiece of a $25 billion New York City complex called Hudson Yards.

The project is the city’s most ambitious development since the rebuilding of the World Trade Center.

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It’s also among the most expensive private real estate projects in U.S. history.

When complete, the 28-acre (11-hectare) site will include 16 skyscrapers, a hotel, a school, the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere, a performing arts center and a shopping mall that also opens Friday.

About half the complex is complete, with the rest scheduled to be done by 2025.

The steel Vessel is 150 feet (46 meters) tall and can accommodate 600 visitors at a time.

In this Dec. 4, 2018 file photo, new skyscrapers rise above Hudson Yards in the west side of Manhattan in New York. When fully complete, the 28-acre (11-hectare) site will include 16 towers of homes and offices, a hotel, a school, the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere, a performing arts center and a shopping mall that also opens Friday. (Credit: AP)In this Dec. 4, 2018 file photo, new skyscrapers rise above Hudson Yards in the west side of Manhattan in New York. When fully complete, the 28-acre (11-hectare) site will include 16 towers of homes and offices, a hotel, a school, the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere, a performing arts center and a shopping mall that also opens Friday. (Credit: AP)
This March 8, 2019 photo shows the "Vessel," a 150-foot-tall structure of climbable interlocking staircases in the Hudson Yards development in New York. The Thomas Heatherwick design opens to the public Friday, March 15, 2019. (Credit: AP)This March 8, 2019 photo shows the "Vessel," a 150-foot-tall structure of climbable interlocking staircases in the Hudson Yards development in New York. The Thomas Heatherwick design opens to the public Friday, March 15, 2019. (Credit: AP)
In this March 8, 2019 photo, a visitor looks through thick glass plates that line a triangular-shaped outdoor observation deck, named "The Edge" at Hudson Yards in New York. It is scheduled to open to the public at the end of 2019. (Credit: AP)In this March 8, 2019 photo, a visitor looks through thick glass plates that line a triangular-shaped outdoor observation deck, named "The Edge" at Hudson Yards in New York. It is scheduled to open to the public at the end of 2019. (Credit: AP)
In this March 5, 2019 photo, thick glass plates line an outdoor observation deck at Hudson Yards in New York. (Credit: AP)In this March 5, 2019 photo, thick glass plates line an outdoor observation deck at Hudson Yards in New York. (Credit: AP)
In this March 8, 2019 photo, workers install a sign for the Neiman Marcus department store at the Hudson Yards development in New York. The store and shopping mall open to the public Friday, March 15, 2019. (Credit: AP)In this March 8, 2019 photo, workers install a sign for the Neiman Marcus department store at the Hudson Yards development in New York. The store and shopping mall open to the public Friday, March 15, 2019. (Credit: AP)
This March 5, 2019 photo shows a triangular-shaped outdoor observation deck, named "The Edge" at 30 Hudson Yards office building in New York. The deck is 1100 feet (367 meters) off the ground. It is scheduled to open to the public at the end of 2019. (Credit: AP)This March 5, 2019 photo shows a triangular-shaped outdoor observation deck, named "The Edge" at 30 Hudson Yards office building in New York. The deck is 1100 feet (367 meters) off the ground. It is scheduled to open to the public at the end of 2019. (Credit: AP)
In this March 8, 2019 photo, a visitor stands on a thick glass plate on the floor of an outdoor observation deck at 30 Hudson Yards office building in New York. The deck is planned to open to the public at the end of 2019. (Credit: AP)In this March 8, 2019 photo, a visitor stands on a thick glass plate on the floor of an outdoor observation deck at 30 Hudson Yards office building in New York. The deck is planned to open to the public at the end of 2019. (Credit: AP)
In this March 8, 2019 photo, work continues on an outdoor observation deck on the 30 Hudson Yards office building in New York. It is scheduled to open to the public at the end of 2019. (Credit: AP)In this March 8, 2019 photo, work continues on an outdoor observation deck on the 30 Hudson Yards office building in New York. It is scheduled to open to the public at the end of 2019. (Credit: AP)
This March 8, 2019 photo shows the stairs of the "Vessel," a 150-foot-tall structure in New York. The Thomas Heatherwick design opens to the public Friday, March 15, 2019. (Credit: AP)This March 8, 2019 photo shows the stairs of the "Vessel," a 150-foot-tall structure in New York. The Thomas Heatherwick design opens to the public Friday, March 15, 2019. (Credit: AP)
This March 8, 2019 photo shows the copper-colored skin of the "Vessel"  in Hudson Yards in New York. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick, the sculpture has 2,500 steps and will open to the public Friday, March 15, 2019. (Credit: AP)This March 8, 2019 photo shows the copper-colored skin of the "Vessel"  in Hudson Yards in New York. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick, the sculpture has 2,500 steps and will open to the public Friday, March 15, 2019. (Credit: AP)
In this March 8, 2019 photo, workers climb the stairs of the "Vessel," a 150-foot-tall structure in New York. The Thomas Heatherwick design opens to the public Friday, March 15, 2019. (Credit: AP)In this March 8, 2019 photo, workers climb the stairs of the "Vessel," a 150-foot-tall structure in New York. The Thomas Heatherwick design opens to the public Friday, March 15, 2019. (Credit: AP)
In this March 5, 2019 photo, the "Vessel," a 150-foot-tall structure of climbable interlocking staircases, rises above Hudson Yards in New York. The Vessel and surrounding plaza are built on a platform that covers a storage yard for Long Island Rail Road trains. (Credit: AP)In this March 5, 2019 photo, the "Vessel," a 150-foot-tall structure of climbable interlocking staircases, rises above Hudson Yards in New York. The Vessel and surrounding plaza are built on a platform that covers a storage yard for Long Island Rail Road trains. (Credit: AP)


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 Mar 14, 2019 at 01:43 AM Frish Says:

It's astounding. How all these tremendous projects get completed in no time yet the
BQE. Is still incomplete and is almost 75 years old

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