High towers and skyscrapers are coming to Manhattan’s largest undeveloped property. Hudson Yards. Groundbreaking for the first building occurred today. The project will be built on a 26-acre area located on the far West Side of Manhattan.
"This is the future of New York," Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared. He has longed for years to make more of the area, which was a linchpin of his administration's unsuccessful bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics. Developer Stephen M. Ross, chairman of the Related Cos., envisioned Hudson Yards taking a place among the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Lincoln Center and other structures that became New York icons.