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Designs Revealed for Phase 2 of Large NYC Development

Hudson Yards, New York City. Photo by Esteban Chinchilla on Unsplash
Hudson Yards, New York City. Photo by Esteban Chinchilla on Unsplash
25 March 2024 | New York City, United States

The designs for the second phase of Hudson Yards in New York City have been revealed. Owner and Developer Wynn Resorts and Related Companies filed the plans for Hudson Yards West with the New York City Depeartmen of City Planning in the last month and met with them on 22 March. The plans show three high-rises of various functions and heights that will include additional office space, residential, and hospitality, and education to the currently undeveloped Western Rail Yard Site. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill are architects for the project.   

The site stretches between 30th and 33rd streets and between 12th and 11th avenues. A core element of the plan is a casino and is contingent on whether the project recieves one of the three New York State gaming licenses up for grabs. A five-story podium has been designed that would house the casino at the base of a 80-story hotel with a tapered form. This will have 1,750 hotel rooms, 250 extended stay rooms, conference space, and multiple amenities for guests

Surrounding the site is a mix of greenery and landscape that are part of the 5.6 acres of publicly accessible land around the site. This integrates with the adjacent High Line. A 80-floor residential high-rise beside it will have 1,507 units, in which 324 will be affordable housing—about 21 percent. A 74-floor office building with a proposed daycare and community center within will add to the appeal and provide welcome neighborhood amenities. 

According to planning documents, construction would take 60 months to complete and developers anticipate opening the facilities in 2030. Downstate gaming licenses are expected to be issued later in 2024.

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