A look at major construction on NYC's west side

By the Associated Press | May 23, 2014 | 6:05 AM EDT

This undated artist's rendering, provided by Related/Oxford, shows the planned Hudson Yards development project by the Hudson River on the west side of Manhattan, as it would be seen from New Jersey. Next year, Hudson Yards’ tallest building is going up - an 80-story skyscraper with an observation deck higher than the Empire State Building, pictured at left. It will be home to the corporate headquarters of Time Warner in 2019. (AP Photo/Related/Oxford)

A look at multibillion-dollar developments aiming to transform New York's west side:


This $20 billion, 28-acre complex to be completed by 2024 features 16 buildings — 14 of them high-rises — occupying an area between 30th and 34th streets, and Tenth Avenue and the West Side Highway.

The first, 52-story tower rising over platform-covered rail yards is expected to open in 2015, anchored by the Coach luxury retailer with tenants including L'Oreal USA and the German software giant SAP.

Work has begun on a second, 80-story skyscraper that will be home to Time Warner, the parent company of CNN and HBO.

Hudson Yards will offer 5,000 residential units, about 100 shops and restaurants, 14 acres of public open space, a public school and a luxury hotel.


This $4.5 billion, 5-acre complex to be completed by 2018 features five buildings — three of them high-rises — covering an entire square block between Ninth and Tenth avenues, and 31st to 33rd streets.

Also rising over rail yards, its two office towers and one residential skyscraper will look over a green outdoor plaza, a hotel and a 16-story office building constructed in 1969 that houses the world headquarters of The Associated Press and other media outlets. The older building is undergoing a $200 million renovation.