Just don’t blink.
Focusing on the collection of six tall buildings, at the center, and placing them in any other American city, they would instantly claim the position of centerpiece. The cherry on the sundae.
The tallest, number 30, tops out at 1,296 ft. which is a full 46 ft. taller than the venerated Empire State Building, seen to the left.
The 25 billion dollar, mega-project, Hudson Yards, which can be considered it’s own neighborhood, may have appeared, seemingly overnight.
While it’s taken well over a decade for a not yet completed World Trade complex, at Ground Zero to rise, Hudson Yards broke ground in 2012, opened in 2019, and by 2024, with phase II, the 24 acre site will be completed.
Despite much innovative and groundbreaking new construction, in midtown and downtown, Hudson Yards, in scope, has demonstrably asserted great attention throughout the city.
For over 30 years, the supports for a massive construction have been in place across the west side Long Island rail storage yards between 11th and 12th Aves.
So, when Mayor Bloomberg failed to attract Olympic attention, for the city, in his attempt to build a West Side football stadium, the development process for Hudson Yards commenced, in earnest.
These are fast times, for NYC development.
Of course you may blink. But keep your eyes wide open, after you do.
Anything may happen at any time, and probably will.