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Thursday, May 3, 2012
Hudson Yards is a $15 billion, 12 million square feet development which would include nine residential towers, three office towers, a retail complex, a school and a cultural center. It will also have 12 acres of open space, and the entire development will be over existing rail yards. It offers an ambitious vision for the West Side of Manhattan, bounded by 10th and 12th Avenues between West 30th and West 33rd Streets. After a number of proposals fell apart including a proposal for the 2012 Olympics, the current developer team includes a partnership of Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group. A subway line is being extended into the district, and the High Line Park extends to one of its edges.