NYC's New Neighbourhood

  • Posted 70 months Ago

New York City is about to undergo one of the most interesting construction projects of recent history, building what is essentially an entire neighbourhood from scratch. Overseen by real estate firm Related Companies, the project will see sixteen skyscrapers constructed on Manhattan's West Side Yard, adding over 12 million square feet of office, residential, and retail space to the area.

Speaking about the long-delayed project at the beginning of construction the other day, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said: "After years and years of planning and partnership, breaking ground on the first commercial building of Hudson Yards is a wonderful thing. Today's groundbreaking means that the market has spoken, and that even in this challenging economy we're moving forward to make the Far West Side's economic potential a reality."