IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Around Hudson Yards
Public Square Poised to become the West Side’s most popular gathering place, the public square is the heart of Hudson Yards, offering expansive parks, gardens, and outdoor space for residents and the public. Designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects,
the public square will showcase native horticulture, dramatic gardens, water features and numerous shaded seating areas. A monumental interactive design piece by Heatherwick Studio will be featured at the center of the space.
A Verdant Visionary
Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects Hudson Yards’ open spaces have been designed by renowned landscape architect Thomas Woltz. Named the Design Innovator of the Year by The Wall Street Journal Magazine in 2013, Woltz has earned global recognition for his work to create public spaces that are open and inviting for
people to live, work and play, and that promote biodiversity and ecological sustainability. As principal and owner of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, Woltz has amassed a vast portfolio of work, including botanical gardens, nature reserves, urban parks and cultural institutions around the world.
Stroll Through Acres of Green
Hudson Yards is an oasis of urban green space, set where three of New York City’s newest and most unique parks come together. The creators of Hudson Yards have devoted half of the site to open space, setting aside 14 acres for new parks, plazas and playgrounds. The
neighborhood is ringed by three distinct city parks, giving residents direct access to the 500 waterfront acres of Hudson River Park, as well as the new Hudson Park & Boulevard and the High Line, an icon of inventive green space along a 1.5-mile former rail line.
Life on High
The High Line A revolutionary public space and urban revitalization project, the High Line is an ambling plant-lined elevated parkway converted from a long-abandoned freight line snaking above west Manhattan.