Last night, during Urban Land Institute New York’s first Annual Awards for Excellence in Development Gala, the # 7 Line Extension / New 34 Street – Hudson Yards Station was honored with the 2016 Award for Excellence in Civic Space. This project, for which Dattner Architects was the lead architect, was acclaimed by government officials as “the centerpiece” of the far West Side of Manhattan’s redevelopment plan. Also announced last night, the project was recognized as the Global Infrastructure Forum’s Engineering Project of The Year Award. During the opening, Michael Horodniceanu, President of MTA Capital Construction, applauded the project’s design, “Wide-open column-free spaces, inclined elevators, air tempering and beautiful mosaic artwork all make the 34 St-Hudson Yards station a true station of the future. This new, modern station will be the lifeline of Manhattan’s newest neighborhood. It will make it possible for thousands of residents, employees and visitors to get to Hudson Yards easily and quickly. Without the extension, this new development would not have been possible.” With a mezzanine and platform that are among the longest and widest in the system, we are proud that this project will meet the growing ridership demand for the neighborhoods on both the far West Side and Queens and a new, modern station for New York City.
The ULI New York Awards for Excellence in Development recognizes outstanding real estate development projects within the New York District Council’s geographic region that exemplify the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities.