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World Trade Center vs. Hudson Yards

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According to the Dept of City Planning, NYC will need to accommodate over 440,000 new workers with 111M SF of office by 2025. NYC's answer: Hudson Yards and The World Trade Center. Both neighborhoods will be transformed to bring much needed life to the areas. In addition to millions of square feet of office and retail being created thousands of apartments will compliment these developments. Large open public spaces and cultural attractions will be the finishing touches Accessibility is key to both of these initiatives as the transportation will be greatly improved to support the tens of millions of workers, residents, and tourists who are are already there or who will soon flock to these areas. Sometimes charts tell more than a narrative. Below is a chart outlining the important components to these initiatives.

Hudson Yards WTC
Major Developers Related, Brookfield, Sherwood, Moinian, Rockrose, Avalon Bay, and Vornado Silverstein, Durst, Westfield, Port Authority and Brookfield
Size: 32 Blocks or 360 Acres (Related's Hudson Yard is 26 Acres alone) 1 16 acre Super block (equivalent to 6+ Tribeca / Finanacial district blocks surrounding it)
Estimated Completion TBD Beginning This Year
Major Tenants Secured Coach, JP Morgan, Associated Press Conde Nast, Vantone, Port Authority, GSA, City of New York
Estimated Office SF To Be Built: Currently 9.4M SF including Manhattan West; may eventually span 25M SF 7.4M between towers 1, 3, and 4; 10M in total
Estimated Residential Units: 3,000 to date; 20,000 - 48,000 units planned N/A; Surrounding area has grown from 10,000 to 60,000 residents in the last 10 years
Estimated Hotel Rooms To Be Built: 3,200 hotel rooms 13 current projects equaling 2,273 total rooms (lower Manhattan)
Transportation Hubs: Penn Station Calatrava's WTC Hub (which will accommodate 250k pedestrians/day), PATH, Staten Island Ferry, Battery Park Ferry
Subway Lines: 7 Train Extension 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, C, E, J, M, Z, R
Cultural: TBD 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Jazz Hall, Performing Arts Center
Parks / Outdoor Space New Park and Esplanade (4 acre, 10 blocks long); Highline; and Hudson River Park 8 Acre Plaza; Waterfront
Estimated Retail SF: 1,000,000 SF Westfield: 365,000 SF
Trendy Adjacent Neighborhood West Chelsea and Meat Packing TriBeCa

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