Interview: Design Director Marianne Kwok on Hudson Yards’ Edge

Designing a space 1,130 feet above the streets of Manhattan

With many vibrant communities and electric neighborhoods in NYC, no matter where one might find themselves within the city, something is always going on and there is always something to be discovered. On 11 March, Hudson Yards took surprise and discovery to new heights. At 1,130 feet above ground, Edge—the highest outdoor observatory in the Western Hemisphere—opened a year after its home in Hudson Yards …

Wolfgang & Hite’s Starchitect Dildos + Butt Plug

Referencing the towers and sculptures of Hudson Yards, Wolfgang & Hite’s skyscraper-shaped dildos (and sculptural butt plug) comprise their XXX-HY sex toy collection. A silicone critique of NYC’s high-end real estate, the series features Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s The Shed, Heatherwick Studio’s Vessel, and several towers, including 50 Hudson Yards by Foster + Partners. They’re abstracted versions, but to scale, rather than exact replicas—and unfortunately …

Notes: On Hudson Yards

Our takeaways from exploring the micro-city, its monuments and restaurants

A city within the city of New York, the Hudson Yards district comprises 28 acres of residential, commercial and public space developed on top of and around the MTA’s former John D. Caemmerer West Side Storage Yard—once an untrodden abyss along the river. Almost all the statistics convey the staggering scope of this endeavor, beginning with the overall vision for 30 million-square-feet of new development. …