Developers, politicos break ground for massive project on Manhattan's West Side

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  • At what one participant called the "last frontier" for midtown development, Related Cos. and Oxford Properties Group executives got together with city officials to break ground for Hudson Yards – a 26-acre development along the river of the same name on Manhattan's West Side.
  • Almost half of the 13 million square feet of space – 6 million square feet – of the gigantic project will be for offices, with the rest for retail, residential and even the area's own school.
  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city expects the venture, expected to run between $12 billion and $15 billion, to create 23,000 construction jobs to build the center where 40,000 people will live or work.

From the article:

The South and North Office Towers are both designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, which is also the master planner for the entire project. ...

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