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Hudson Yards to Get a Massive 51-Story LEED Gold Commercial Complex
Posted By Lori Zimmer On November 2, 2011 @ 2:50 pm In Architecture,Manhattan | 1 Comment
Mayor Bloomberg announced yesterday, just after announcing the extension of High Line Park , that new retail building will be a part of a total redevelopment of the area surrounding the High Line to the waterfront. The area will gain 5,000 “affordable” apartments, 6 million square feet of office space, a luxury hotel, a public school and a cultural facility. A new park, called Hudson River Boulevard Park , will also occupy the area, giving 14 acres of public space that will complement the High Line.
The Kohn Pederson Fox tower  will offer a whopping 1 million square feet of retail space, with Coach as a prominent tenant. Coach will locate their campus there, occupying a south tower, as well as the bottom of the retail complex, which will include a central atrium open to the community. Viewed from New Jersey, the 51-story building will appear to rival the Empire State Building , and add a glimmering new finger to the skyline, sitting at the Hudson River and 30th street.
With the extension of the 7 train opening in 2013, the previously remote area of far West Chelsea  will be easily accessible and linked to 33rd Street and 42nd Street by a quick train ride. The LEED Gold  retail center will be one of many new mixed use buildings that will transform the disused Hudson Yards into a waterfront neighborhood with access to parks, bike paths, shops and entertainment.
Via Gothamist 
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 LEED: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/stanford-university-proposes-green-roofed-leed-certified-campus-for-roosevelt-island/
 Kohn Pederson Fox Associates: http://www.kpf.com/
 One World Trade Center: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/6-important-facts-you-may-not-know-about-one-world-trade-center/
 announcing the extension of High Line Park: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/high-line-stakeholders-pledge-to-complete-the-parks-final-section-at-the-west-side-rail-yards/
 Hudson River Boulevard Park: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/217-solar-powered-leds-light-up-the-hudson-river-for-reflecting-the-stars/
 Kohn Pederson Fox tower: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/supertall-at-the-skyscraper-museum-celebrates-the-worlds-tallest-buildings/
 Empire State Building: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/empire-state-building-achieves-leed-gold-certification/
 West Chelsea: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/friends-of-20th-street-park-push-for-new-green-space-in-chelsea/
 LEED Gold: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/leed-seeking-childrens-discovery-center-opens-at-the-queens-central-library/
 Gothamist: http://gothamist.com/2011/11/01/theyre_really_going_through_with_th.php#photo-1
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