13. Hudson Yards

As we previously covered, the Hudson Yards development will bring 10 new high-rise buildings to the West Side, drastically changing the New York skyline. The project, costing roughly $15 billion, has already begun the construction of one 47-story high rise. The buildings will be filled with offices, luxury condos, retail space and sustainable green areas.

In addition to the high rises, the development is expanding the district with its new 7-line subway extension. The line originally terminated in Times Square but has recently extended 2 miles to a terminus at West 34th Street and 11th Avenue. The line can accommodate 6 trains to meet the district’s busy rush hour. For a look at the subway’s new terminal, check out our coverage.

The tour of Hudson Yards, led by structural engineers from Thornton Tomasetti, will take advantage of the elevated view from the High Line to help participants understand the structural feats involved in completing this massive project. (Please note: this tour will not access the actual construction site).