Huge glass condos and office towers going up in Hudson Yards

Check out a new rendering of the much-delayed complex of housing and offices on the far West Side of Manhattan.

Rendering of the Hudson Yards complex

Rendering of the Hudson Yards complex Photograph: Related Cos. via Bloomberg

After many years of delays, construction on the massive Hudson Yards complex is finally underway, and Bloomberg recently featured some new renderings of the $15 billion development. The photo above shows a few of the structures in the project's first phase, including two office towers and a residential building.

Among the other amenities planned for the 26-acre complex are a shopping center, green spaces (the final section of the High Line will also run through Hudson Yards once it's completed) and something called the Culture Shed, which Bloomberg's architecture critic James S. Russell describes as "a transformable art and public-performance venue."

There's still a ways to go before any of this is realized: The four skyscrapers that will dominate Hudson Yards won't be completed until 2017, assuming there aren't any further bumps in the road during construction. And Russell isn't wholly impressed by the complex: He says, "All four towers collide jarringly. Their designs are veneered on, just like tower clumps in the instant downtowns of emerging global hubs."

(h/t Bloomberg)

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