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Ada Louise Huxtable Lambasts Hudson Yards and West Side Planning


Yesterday, Ada Louise Huxtable wrote about Hudson Yards in the Wall Street Journal. “It is hard to believe that teams with this much financial heft and assembled star power could come up with something so awesomely bad,” she said. “The city thinks like a developer; that vision thing, the long-term overview, the balance of private investment and public utility and amenity, is just not there.”

“The most disturbing aspect of this high-stakes game is the default of the city and the public agencies involved: their failure to create – or is it simply disinterest? – a coordinated plan for a West Side bursting with development from Penn Station and Madison Square Garden to the Javits Center, allowing these cobbled up investment schemes to substitute for any appropriate, larger solutions.”

Click here to read "Plenty of Glitz, Little Vision," by Ada Louise Huxtable.

Click here to read the Rail Yards Blog on Ms. Huxtable's column.