By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN MARCH 14, 2019 By Michael Kimmelman March 14, 2019 You can see it on the skyline or along the Hudson River, upending Manhattan’s silhouette. During the last half dozen years it has materialized almost like a mirage, levitating above more than a dozen gritty acres of working rail tracks on the Far West Side. The largest mixed-use private real estate venture in American history, it is called Hudson Yards. The first massive tower emerged at the apex of the High Line, looming over it, a shingled, spiky, reflective blue-glass behemoth, shaped by eccentric cuts and angles, as if sheared by a giant Ginsu knife. Since then, at jaw-dropping magnitudes you can’t begin to grasp until you are actually standing there, Hudson Yards has sprouted a seven-story, 720,000-square-foot shopping mall. There are also four more supertall skyscrapers as well as a $500 million city-sponsored arts center called the Shed, featuring a giant sliding … [Read more...] about Hudson Yards Is Manhattan’s Biggest, Newest, Slickest Gated Community. Is This the Neighborhood New York Deserves?