Originally Posted by Dac150
Oh wow, look at that! Had no idea the entrance has already taken shape - I can now easily visualize the site.
Yeah, that's the thing. The eyes of the City and the media are focused on the redevelopment of the WTC. But Related's railyard proposal alone is a larger development. When you add to that all of the various west side developments that are tied together, there's so much more going on here. But it's being done very quietly. Just from those 2 MTA photos alone, you can see the amount of change that has taken place between those two months, including demolition on 34th Street for the Hudson Boulevard and Park.
Here's that rendering again of the subway entrance...
Meanwhile, the station itself will open to the public later than planned.
No. 7 train 6 mos. late
June 6, 2012
The No. 7 subway line extension to 11th Avenue and West 34th Street won’t carry passengers until mid-2014 — six months later than was widely expected — and the new station won’t be entirely finished until the end of 2015, the MTA said yesterday.
The six-month delay is hopefully not a sign of greater trouble at a project that’s of paramount importance to Gary Barnett’s Extell Development Co. and Stephen M. Ross’ Related Cos. The station’s at the doorstep of One Hudson Yards, the 56-story office tower Extell plans to build on 11th Avenue and 33rd and 34th streets. It’s also a selling point for Related’s 26-acre Hudson Yards, where Ross hopes to start building a headquarters tower for Coach Inc. this year.
Asked to explain earlier statements that the station would open in December 2013, agency rep Aaron Donovan said, “We do expect to have trains running for test purposes by December 2013.” Meanwhile, Donovan said one part of the new No. 7 station won’t be fully completed until December 2015 — its north entrance at West 35th Street. The main entrance will be on 11th Avenue between 33rd and 34th streets.