It’s the largest private real estate development in U.S. history, and is set to radically transform nearly 30 acres of Manhattan. From dizzyingly beautiful architecture and interactive art, to verdant forests and luxury shops, Hudson Yards is NYC’s love note to beautiful design and frolicsome humans. And while it won’t all be complete until 2024, the first projects are nearing completion. Here’s what’s new at Hudson Yards.
Commissioned by Heatherwick Studio Vessel is a shining, spiraling work of copper and whimsy meant to lend access to new views and perspectives. Standing over 150 feet tall, and incorporating more than 2,500 steps, it’s Hudson Yards’ pièce de résistance, and it’s open now! Visitors should reserve their free ticket online here.
Aritzia, Louis Vuitton, MUJI and Fendi—these are just a few of the stylish brands you’ll encounter at 20 Hudson Yards. The Shops at Hudson Yards is your newest destination for retail therapy.
Resting on the second floor of The Shops at Hudson Yards, Snark Park is a multifaceted exhibition space dreamt up by NYC creatives, and Snarkitecture founders, Daniel Arsham, Ben Porto and Alex Mustonen. With connection and interactivity at its core, Snark Park facilitates memorable moments by asking people of all ages to come contemplate, explore, relax and play. Photo courtesy of @snarkpark on Instagram
The Shed is a new cultural center poised to host various arts programming, housed under a retractable outer shell that allows for year-round exhibitions and performances. Its adaptability will allow for all kinds of inventive work to thrive under one roof. Designed by DS+R in collaboration with The Rockwell Group, this 200,000 square foot beauty is you newest destination for the arts. Photo courtesy of @theshedny on Instagram
The Public Square and Gardens
This five acre park is the city’s latest go-to-spot for a little rest and relaxation. Surround yourself with the beauty of over 28,000 different plants, a forest of more than 200 mature trees, wildflowers, migratory birds and pollinators. Go for a stroll, meet a date, or arrange a casual business meeting in this vibrant and inspiring natural oasis.