Hudson Yards Aiming for Platinum LEED Certification

The future looks bright for the Hudson Yards. Manhattan’s west side will get a make-over within the next few years. Oxford and Related have leased the site which stretches from West 30th Street to 33rd Street, and from Tenth Avenue to Twelfth Avenue. The 1 billion dollar lease between Oxford and Related and the MTA, will be in effect for 99 years. The once industrial area was rezoned in 2005 and will include apartments, parks, office buildings, shops and event spaces in the years to come. The first building to go up is expected to open in 2015 and is striving for LEED Platinum certification. Committed tenants to this tower include Coach, and two other unidentified parties. For more information about this please click on the link below.


Meatpacking District Gold LEED Cretified

When people think of the meatpacking district, they associate it with the historic character that can only be found in New York City. Through past years the neighborhood has been booming with artists, designers and creative firms working alongside the meatpacking plants. This trend continues to strive with the newest addition to this district of Manhattan, the new retail hub emerging with the ground breaking by Taconic Partners and Thor Equities. It consists of a 55,000 s/f retail/office building across from the High Line. The new structure is more of a work of art than a building with a steel frame stretching toward the sky and a brick base that can only maintain the historic charm of the meatpacking district. Not only will this new structure preserve the meatpacking district New Yorkers love, it is also expected to earn LEED gold certification. This new addition to one of the most iconic neighborhoods shows how the future will continue to flourish and strive. For more information about this please click on the link below.