NEW YORK (AP) New York's $25 billion Hudson Yards development recently opened to the public, offering both basic daily life amenities and luxuries that have earned it the nickname "Manhattan's mini-city."
People lined up March 15 to climb the 2,500 steps to the top of a massive, honeycomb-shaped sculpture called Vessel — the visual centerpiece of a complex of high-rises on Manhattan's West Side with pricey commercial and residential space, plus about 100 shops and restaurants.
Construction on the observation deck in New York City's Hudson Yards neighborhood is well under way, and recent photographs show that when complete, the views promise to be breathtaking.
The deck, which will measure 1,100 ft. tall, will be the fifth tallest worldwide, and will jut out 65 ft.
Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States and the largest development in New York City since Rockefeller Center. When completed in 2025, 125,000 people a day will work in, visit or call Hudson Yards their home.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Sens. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Cory Booker (D-NJ), along with Amtrak Board Chairman Anthony R. Coscia and other federal partners in the Gateway Program announced the achievement of a series of milestones and accomplishments in the vitally important infrastructure program.