Welcome to Hudson Yards
In 2018 the far west side of Manhattan will have a new neighborhood. Hudson Yards is the largest construction development in New York City since Rockefeller Center. The project was begun in 2014 and when completed next year it will contain 18 million square feet of commercial and residential space. There will also be three parks, an arts center and the highest outdoor observation deck in North America.
The scene at the top of the escalator. It takes a lot of construction to build 18 million square feet.
Xenobia Bailey's glass mosaics are the glittering welcome to the station
One of the newest stations in the subway system, the Hudson Yards station extends the "7" line to the far west side of Manhattan and the Hudson River. The line continues to Times Square, Grand Central and through Queens to Flushing. The station was opened in 2015 and will give access to the new neighborhood and to the Javits Convention Center.
Until the construction is completed, the station will remain uncrowded, especially at an off-peak hour. One of the office buildings is open, but I was there late morning yesterday and I had the entire platform mostly to myself.
It is one of the deepest stations and this is the escalator that goes to the entrance to the station.
I enjoyed visiting this station very much. I was last there in October for a photography show at the Javits Center and was dazzled at the number of new buildings going up. For the next post we return to a station in the center of Manhattan. Hint for the post: the murals are from a beloved children's book.
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