Virtually like century-old European cities, you by no means know what’s beneath your ft in NYC—whether or not you are standing on the bottom above a subway line or above a hidden membership is tough to inform.
For those who’re strolling via the plaza proper in entrance of One Manhattan West in Midtown Manhattan, although, you are undoubtedly strolling on a giant prepare platform. Actually, the prepare platform is what permits you to stand on the plaza within the first place.
Because the New York Instances stories, the general public plaza was constructed via a platform sitting on high of over 15 prepare tracks. Brookfield Properties, which is the developer behind the endeavor, invested $280 million within the course of, which took two years to finish.
The underground tracks represent one of many busiest railroad corridors within the US. Henry Caso, senior V.P. of building for Brookfield, informed the New York Instances that if the plaza had a glass backside, folks would be capable of see trains shifting beneath their ft.
Contemplating the massive variety of folks having fun with the area every week (estimated at round 40,000), the glass flooring would absolutely be one of many many points of interest the plaza and surrounding buildings (One Manhattan West, Two Manhattan West, and Residents New York) have to supply. Refined eating choices in addition to shops entice guests daily, from the recently-opened and LA-famous Katsuya Sushi to a Entire Meals outpost and even the NHL Store. Starbucks Espresso and Bluestone Lane are additionally a part of the checklist, and hungry friends can enter the Residents constructing for a slew of eating choices to select from.
Check out this animated video concerning the making of the plaza: