Manhattan West / April 20, 2014

Master Plan Architects: SOM; Landscape Architects: James Corner Field Operations; Program: Office, Residential, Hotel, Retail); Location: Hudson Yards District, New York, NY; Completion: Late 2014 (Platform). 

Construction continues on the platform that will cover the Amtrak tracks in preparation of the 5 acre mixed use development. As of the beginning of April, 3 of the 16 concrete bridges that make the platform have been constructed. The platform will cover about 60% of the site, with the cores of the towers built on bedrock on either side of the platform.  On site, a large piece of machinery called the "Launcher" uses post-tension pre-cast segmental bridge technology to construct the platform with minimal impact to the Amtrak traffic flowing below.  Following construction of the platform, the site will eventually include 7.2 million square feet of mixed use program including office, residential, hotel and a public plaza designed by James Corner Field Operations, designers of the High Line.