PAST EVENT - Thursday, April 21, 2016
GSD alumni and friends with the Harvard Alumni Architecture and Urban Society, the Harvard Club Architecture and Design Special Interest Group, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design Alumni Council organized a panel discussion on the Hudson Yards, hosted by Related Companies. The panel was moderated by Amir Korangy, founder and publisher of The Real Deal. Panelists include Michael M. Samuelian, FAIA, AICP, the Vice President of Related Companies, Frank Ruchala Jr. the Deputy Director for Zoning at the NYC Department of City Planning, Marianne Kwok a Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox and John Ridenour PLA, LEED AP an Associate at Nelson Byrd Woltz.
The Hudson Yards development stands to transform the far West Side and constitutes the largest scale change to Manhattan's urban fabric in recent history. The conversation focused on Hudson Yard's unique confluence of commercial and cultural ambitions. Panelists discussed how the development plans to address the needs of the city in order to create a vibrant new addition to the city's urban fabric through public private partnership.The event was summarized in an article by the Real Deal entitled "Tracking Hudson Yards: What’s in store for the $20B project?."