This massive, historic development project will create a mini-city and provide a much needed expansion for the Midtown business district. In May of 2010, the New York City MTA leased the air rights over the existing rail yard for 99 years to Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group. The site is bound by West 30th Street and West 34th Street between 10th Avenue and the Hudson River. KPF’s master plan includes 17 new buildings and 14 acres of public space on the 26 acre site. The No. 7 subway line will be extended to accommodate commuters. The program includes 13 million sf of residential and office space, a 750-seat public school, 1 million sf of retail, a 200,000 sf hotel and a new performance venue known as the “cultural shed.” This DS+R building will anchor the north terminus of the High Line and house multiple scales of cultural events. The first phase, The Eastern Rail Yard, is now under construction and includes two KPF-designed office towers, two buildings by DS+R and a residential tower by David Childs/SOM. The second phase, The Western Rail Yard, will feature primarily residential buildings. Anticipated completion is in 2025.
(2025) KPF, SOM and DS+R