The first phase of the project features a seven-story mall with a lineup of restaurants curated by chef Thomas Keller of The French Laundry fame.
Hudson Yards, the 11-hectare private real estate development in Manhattanâ€™s Far West Side that is transforming the air space above an active rail yard into a virtual â€ścity within a city,â€ť looks set to be the New York neighborhood to visit this year.
Opened to the public in March, the first phase of the project features a seven-story mall with a lineup of restaurants curated by chef Thomas Keller of The French Laundry fame, as well as Vesselâ€”a US$200 million climbable sculpture by British designer Thomas Heatherwick.
Standing 16 stories tall in the center of a landscaped plaza, the structure is a circular, copper-toned honeycomb of connected staircases and landings from which you can catch views across the Hudson River.
Also new is The Shed, a performance and exhibition space with a telescoping outer shell. Its debut season includes concerts by BjĂ¶rk, a new play by poet Anne Carson, and the premiere of Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise, which is billed as a futuristic kung fu musical. Youâ€™ll definitely need more than a New York minute to take it all in.
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This article originally appeared in the April/May 2019Â print issue of DestinAsian magazine (â€śStair Gazingâ€ť).