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first_imgRelated chairman Stephen Ross and a rendering of Western Yard (Credit: Getty Images and Hudson Yards)Related Companies is no longer providing a timetable for completion of Hudson Yards.The news, buried at the end of a New York Times piece Thursday, follows a report in August by the New York Post that Related had not obtained approval from the Long Island Rail Road for the design of the development’s second phase. But the company did not say at the time that it would miss its announced 2024 completion date.Design approvals aside, there is another reason not to rush luxury apartments onto the market: A plethora of units remain unsold at the first phase of Hudson Yards and other West Side buildings. “The issue is that the consumer feels the market is going to decline further,” Pierre E. Debbas, a managing partner at Romer Debbas, a real-estate law firm that has represented condo buyers in Hudson Yards, told the Times.The second phase, dubbed the Western Yard, would span 6,220,000 square feet, and incorporate several residential towers, an office complex and a grade school, according to Related’s website.Related and its partner Oxford Properties Group submitted plans in the summer of 2018 for a platform to be built over the rail yard. Without approval, the Western Yard development cannot proceed.“We’re in the planning stages of Phase 2 and are currently focused on the Gateway tunnel, platform and the commercial building planned in the northeast corner,” a spokesperson for Related told The Real Deal. The company had no comment on when the phase would be done.Luxury condo sales at 15 Hudson Yards have been sluggish, according to data from StreetEasy. Barely half of the 285 apartments, priced from $3.4 million for a one-bedroom to $32 million for a four-bedroom penthouse, have sold since the sales kicked off in 2016.Office leasing at the development has been strong. Facebook recently signed a lease for $116 per square foot, or $6.6 million annually. And the glitzy retail space is filled with high-end stores. But even during the holiday shopping season, many of the glamorous shops at Hudson Yards were empty. Instead, people were lined up for the burger chain Shake Shack. Harrison Abramowitz, a director at Newmark Knight Frank’s retail division, told the Times that the “jury is still out” on the wisdom of filling Hudson Yards with luxury brands.“We definitely shifted the gravity of the commercial district of Manhattan west,” Jay Cross, the president of Related Hudson Yards, told the newspaper. He noted that office tenants were paying rents well over $100 per square foot. Retail rents have risen steeply since 2012, when commercial rents in the undeveloped Hudson Yards area were just $31 per square foot, according to commercial real estate firm CBRE. [NYT] — Georgia Kromrei This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more


first_imgHard on the heels of the launch of the first its 12m electric bus in London on Friday, BYD is using today’s CENEX LCV exhibition at Millbrook, Bedfordshire, to reveal its 10.8m model.The Nottingham vehicle is similar to the 51 buses now entering service with Go-Ahead Group on behalf of Transport for LondonSpecially developed for the UK market, the new 10.8m model “matches the needs of many British bus operators for a more compact vehicle, which delivers zero emission capability,” says BYD.Visitors to CENEX LCV will be able to try the bus in service; it is operating a shuttle service from the car park.The BYD 10.8m on show can carry 76 passengers, 26 of them seated. The range on a full charge is 211 miles (under the internationally recognised SORT 2 test conditions). Two 90kW electric motors are fitted and the batteries can be recharged in only four hours.Future models will be built in co-operation with Alexander Dennis (ADL) with which BYD is in partnership, combining BYD’s world-leading battery technology and EV expertise with ADL’s lightweight Enviro200 body.The new 10.8m model is available for orders now with deliveries from spring of 2017.Until now the BYD 12m ebus has been the standard offering in the UK. The latest version this is also on show at the trade-only event. It is one of 13 shortly to enter service in Nottingham, BYD’s first major fleet order outside London.The vehicle on display is to the latest specification and has space for 66 passengers, 42 seated. Maximum range under SORT 2 is 200 miles and the charging time is 4-5 hours.The Nottingham vehicle is similar to the 51 buses now entering service with Go-Ahead Group on behalf of Transport for London. The first buses of this, the largest fleet of full size electric buses in Europe, were inaugurated into service in a ceremony last Friday by London Mayor Sadiq Khan.Speaking today at Millbrook, BYD UK Country Manager Frank Thorpe says: “LCV represents a further significant step for BYD in extending our product range.“The availability of a 10.8m version of the ebus alongside the 12m enables us to meet the needs of a broader community of British operators, particularly some in provincial cities.“Of course we have more models to introduce as well – our world first double decker is on trial in London, more single decker models in other lengths will be offered in due course.“Next week at the IAA Hanover show, operators can see another pioneering BYD model – the world’s first pure electric sightseeing coach.”Mr Thorpe adds: “All BYD buses and coaches are designed to complete a full day’s duty cycle on a single charge.“This avoids unwanted downtime and enables low cost off peak electricity to be used. We can also assist with the charging infrastructure and our expertise in electric power storage gives us the potential to provide integrated solutions to operator needs.”The new 10.8m model is available for orders now with deliveries from spring of 2017last_img read more


first_imgEko Atlantic, NigeriaThis new urban center on Nigeria’s southeast coast, just outside Lagos, is planned as a regional financial hub, providing housing for 250,000 people and work for 150,000 daily commuters. Built on ten square kilometers of land dredged from the sea means it also has an eight-kilometer seawall made of five-ton concrete blocks, to protect (hopefully) against flooding.The city’s developers, the Chagoury Group, claim the project will help alleviate a chronic shortage of real estate in one of the world’s fastest-growing megacities. Critics say the high end project risks leaving Lagos’ urban poor behind. Other concerns say the city’s footprint could make flooding worse elsewhere along Nigeria’s coast.Forest City, MalaysiaLocated at a strategic point at the tip of the Malaysian peninsula, the $100 billion “emerging futuristic urban development” sits close to regional hub Singapore. Much closer than capital Kuala Lumpur.Originally envisaged as a “vibrant city…synchronized with the world”, the development has become a political flash point between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, after 94-year old Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad moved to curtail foreign buyers from investing in the development. Led by the Chinese developer Country Garden Pacificview and a Malaysian government-backed entity, many early buyers are Chinese nationals, and much of the funding for the building has been Chinese, drawing Mahathir’s ire.Built on four artificial islands, Forest City aims to house 700,000 residents in what backers call a technologically-advanced, environmentally-friendly setting.Indonesia’s new, yet-to-be-named capitalIndonesia’s president last month announced plans to build a new capital on an out-of-the-way patch of the island of Borneo seeking to alleviate some of the strain on the overcrowded current capital of Jakarta, which is rapidly sinking into the sea as residents draw water from the aquifers which support it. This article is part of the series Home Truths: Europe’s Housing Challenge.The share of the world’s population living in urban areas is set to rise to 68% by 2050 from 55% today, according to the UN, forcing governments around the world to respond. Part of that response has been the creation of new cities. From Forest City in Malaysia to the Norman Foster designed Masdar City in the United Arab Emirates, the race is on to learn the right lessons from the past and build attractive, dynamic, sustainable places of the future.Songdo, South KoreaUnder construction since 2005, Songdo sits about 30 kilometers south west of Seoul, on land reclaimed from the Yellow Sea. Pitched as a city of the future, Songdo was to be an orderly, quiet alternative to bustling Seoul, appealing both to families seeking a calmer life and businesses seeking the latest in high rise office space — all connected to the world by South Korea’s largest airport, across a nearby bridge. Progress has been stop-start, however, and the completion date has been pushed back repeatedly. Initial estimates for the city’s completion promised 2015. The current date is 2022. Businesses have not arrived as quickly as hoped, and population growth has been slower than anticipated, currently 100,000 residents instead of a hoped-for 300,000.Forty percent of Songdo’s land is green space, its promoters claim. Much of the infrastructure is centralized, including a state-of-the-art waste disposal system that mostly eliminates garbage trucks, sucking trash to a central processor via a system of tubes. A dense web of bike lanes has been designed to cut reliance on the car. Reports about the feel of the place have been mixed, however, with some describing the rare pleasure of hearing birdsong in a city, while others have called the quiet eerie.Part of the video for pop megahit ¨Gangnam Style¨ was filmed here, apparently because it was easier to find an empty, quiet spot to shoot than in actual Gangnam, back in Seoul.Masdar City, United Arab EmiratesInitiated in 2006, Masdar City’s planners envisioned it as the world’s first zero-carbon city. Unfortunately, the scorching local heat, which places unusually high demands on electricity production, have planners dialing that promise back and aiming for “low carbon.”Some of the city’s other initiatives have worked better. Designed by Norman Foster, the architect behind Wembley Stadium in London and Apple Park in California, the city’s streets are laid out to increase shade and feature towers that draw down a cooling wind. Use of private vehicles is tightly restricted. The city houses a number of research institutes focused on developing green technology.Though progress has been much slower than expected, planners expect 50,000 residents by 2030, plus a daytime population inflated by 40,000 commuters from places like nearby Abu Dhabi. The city has drawn some praise for contributing to planners’ understanding of how to develop sustainable communities. But with its high walls, it has also drawn criticism, with critics saying it looks like an entire city built as a gated community.center_img Plans for its design of the new city, which was mooted for decades, are sketchy so far. Though it has yet to be given a name, the government expects it to have 200,000-300,000 residents within five years, and Indonesia’s planning minister told Reuters lessons would be learned from Seoul, Singapore and Washington.Concerns are already being expressed about what the new administrative center will mean for the natural environment on Borneo, home to many rare species, including the orangutan, and already subject to rapid deforestation. Indonesia wouldn’t be the first country to build a new capital from scratch.  Similar projects have been executed in countries across the world from Brazil to Myanmar to Australia and the United States. The new city is expected to cost Indonesia around $33 billion. 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