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A Timelapse Shows Hudson Yards Rising in Manhattan

Photographer: Tobias Hutzler for Bloomberg Markets

Markets Magazine

Hudson Yards Wants to Be New York’s New Money Hub

The largest private development in U.S. history isn’t just about new skyscrapers.

New York is a city of icons, and nowhere is its iconography more apparent than at the nexus of real estate and Wall Street.

That extends to the city’s personalities, especially in the world of money. So it makes sense that Stephen Ross and Jeff Blau, the impresarios of the Hudson Yards project taking shape on Manhattan’s West Side, turned to an iconic figure—someone already established in a totemic tower elsewhere in the city—to tip Hudson Yards into the zeitgeist.