Gallery: First LEED Gold Tower at Hudson Yards Breaks Ground in Manhatt...

Construction on the new 26-acre development at Hudson Yards commenced today as builders broke ground on the complex's South Tower. The project, which is being developed by Oxford Properties Group and Related with the support of Mayor Bloomberg and the MTA, is expected to invigorate the west side of Manhattan and create an entirely new neighborhood. Development of the area begins with the south tower, which was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and is anticipated to achieve LEED Gold certification. Hudson Yards will add new commercial and residential space to the city along with parks, a new school, a hotel, a cultural center, a connection with the High Line and an extension of the 7 subway line, which will increase public transportation into the area.

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