It was a public design fail that took all of five days to get resolved. Here's what the Hudson Yards kerfuffle says about the problem with private developers building public spaces:
City Council Speaker Corey Johnson joined us live on #MorningsOn1 . He talked Eric Adams and gentrification, congestion pricing, a proposed wall at Hudson Yards, and more. Here’s some of what @NYCSpeakerCoJo had to say
Conner O'Malley stars in a Hudson Yards video game in brain-melting new sketch
I’d need to paid to live at Hudson Yards. Who is dropping $5m to live in a mall other than money launderers?
This is just incredible: NYC created a gerrymandered map to classify Hudson Yards as a distressed neighborhood with high unemployment, qualifying it for >$1bn in special financing
Thread: The Shawarma & quilted Channel Handbag at the corporate mega-monstrosity Hudson Yards - The McShed, by starachitect shills for profit, alienation, event-entertainment-gadget gaudy buildings & climate destruction Diller + Scofidio + Renfro. The Eva Brauns of architecture.
As Hudson Yards opens, a video review of the biggest, slickest private development in New York in a century. “Hudson Yards glorifies a kind of surface spectacle,” writes, “as if the peak ambitions of city life were consuming luxury goods.”
If you simply *appear* in a photo taken at the Vessel staircase-to-nowhere thing at Hudson Yards, they have the right to use your name, likeness, voice, and all other aspects of your person for any commercial purpose they wish, forever