An ambitious new mixed-use, transit-oriented development just ten miles west of Midtown Manhattan will incorporate a variety of green design features and aim for LEED certification from USGBC.
Hudson Yards, Manhattan West, and associated infrastructure and transit improvements will transform the far West Side of Manhattan for good. Two recent panels discussed and revealed some important new insights on these two enormous projects, which will have wide-ranging effects on New York City’s real estate and construction industries.
The handbag maker Coach has agreed to purchase a 600,000-square-foot condominium interest in the first commercial office tower that will rise at the Related Companies’ 60-block, 300-acre Hudson Yards development on Manhattan’s West Side.
Community Board 7 demanded more sustainability from Riverside Center, a mega-development on the UWS. Now Borough President Scott Stringer is doing the same.
It’s one thing for bloggers to demand sustainability. It’s another, entirely more awesome, thing when citizens do it. That’s what’s happening on the Upper West Side.
New Domino: we obviously don’t like it very much. But dang it, we respect it for its ability to keep finding new ways to make us like it less.
The sharpness of the elbows getting thrown at the Fairway olive bar are nothing compared to what Extell Development Company has faced during its attempt to sell Upper West Siders on Riverside Center, an ambitious 3 million-square-foot mega-development slated to stretch between 59th and 61st Streets and between West End Avenue and the West Side Highway.
The head of USGBC’s LEED for Neighborhood Development initiative recently voiced some strong opinions here in New York City about the organization’s shortcomings in addressing environmental issues on a broader scale than individual buildings.
Should we look at LEED for Neighborhood Development more critically here in New York City?
The Hudson Yards Community Advisory Committee has released a response to the West Side Rail Yards proposals in a letter to the MTA that calls for green building practices across the Hudson Yards project.