Updated 04/15/2011 09:48 AM
Exclusive Look at Plans for Hudson Rail Yards
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Demolition is under way to make room for a massive development project at the Hudson Rail Yards.
NY1 got an exclusive look at the plans.
The president of Related Hudson Yards says there will be 14 new towers, 5,000 residential units, retail stores, a cultural center, a hotel, a school and lots of green space.
The site is divided into two sections: Hudson Yards East and West with 11th Ave. in the middle.
Phase 1 is on the East Side of 11th Ave.
Aside from the buildings themselves, the developer will also build an underground infrastructure that will service the entire community.
"We have our own power generation, we have our own centralized waste management, we will collect all of our own rain water cover, said Jay Cross, president of Related Hudson Yards. “It’s not very often you get to building 26 acres of brand new land and rather than just plugging into the ny streets, we are going to create a whole infrastructure city below the streets."
Phase 1 should be ready for occupancy by 2015, but completion of the master plan is at least 10 to 15 years away.