Under the best of circumstances, large-scale, urban, mixed-use projects are among the most complex building types to design and build. To create such a project over an active rail yard complicates the process exponentially. Architect David Childs and Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Justin Davidson discuss the opportunities and complexities of designing a one-million-square-foot tower — which includes space for residential, office, retail, hotel and health club — within the Hudson Yards master plan.
The event is part of an eight-week speaker series bringing together the celebrated architects, designers, civic leaders, City partners and developers who are redefining New York's skyline on Manhattan's west side.
David Childs, FAIA, is Consulting Design Partner and Chairman Emeritus of SOM, the world-renown architecture, engineering, interior design and urban-planning firm with a 75-year reputation for design excellence and a portfolio that includes some of the most important architectural accomplishments of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Hudson Yards Speaker Series: A Conversation with David Childs
May 30, 2013
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, New York 10012