The American Institute of Architects New York Chapter, Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group Announce Design(in) The New Heart of New York, A Two-Month Exhibition Showcasing Hudson Yards at the Center

New York, NY – Open House New York Hosts Guided Tours of Exhibition on Saturday, May 4th.

Attendees to Receive Collectable Build Your Own Hudson Yards “Make City” Postcard Series by World Renowned Paper Engineer Keisuke Saka

Related Companies, Oxford Properties Group and the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter today announced the opening of Design(in) the New Heart of New York – a two-month exhibition showcasing the historic Hudson Yards development. Running through June 30th, the exhibition at the Center for Architecture’s Breakthrough Space Gallery located at 536 LaGuardia Place, and accompanying 8-week speaker series, gives the public an opportunity to connect with the design and architecture of the 26-acre site with never seen before elements of the design process. To commemorate the opening of the exhibit, Open House New York (OHNY) will host a private viewing and two guided tours of the exhibit by Hudson Yards planners and members of the architect and design teams on Saturday, May 4th, by reservation only.

An eight week speaker series will complement the exhibit and offer an opportunity for visitors to hear about the dramatic transformation on Manhattan’s west side from the visionaries who are designing New York’s most dynamic neighborhood: David Childs, FAIA; Liz Diller; Howard Elkus, FAIA, RIBA; Bill Pedersen, FAIA; David Rockwell, AIA; and Thomas Woltz, FASLA; among others. The Speaker Series kicks off on Monday, May 6th with a panel hosted by Daily News Real Estate Editor Jason Sheftell who will explore the need for public-private partnerships to keep New York City globally competitive with Related’s Hudson Yards President L. Jay Cross; Former New York City Deputy Mayor, Founder of NYC 2012 and CEO and President of Bloomberg L.P. Daniel L. Doctoroff; Mitchell L. Moss, Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at NYU; and Mary Ann Tighe, CEO of the NY Tri-State Region for CBRE.

Related and Oxford also today released Look Up, a 1 1/2 minute video that challenges New Yorkers to let our great city inspire them once again. It features footage of the future Hudson Yards, the new heart of New York, and speaks to the new neighborhoods to explore, new stories to tell, new heights to climb and plenty of reasons to keep looking up.

The first 5,000 visitors to the exhibit and speaker series will receive a “Make City” build- your-own-Hudson Yards postcard set designed by world renowned paper engineer Keisuke Saka. The collectable Hudson Yards cards are a part of the “Make City” series of paper crafts which include the cities of New York, London and Tokyo, as well as a holiday sequence created for Martha Stewart Living. Recipients of the postcard sets can either mail each of the Hudson Yards buildings, or make a miniature paper model of the entire eastern rail yards, complete with a platform and site map. A downloadable version of the postcard set is also available at

Hudson Yards is the largest private development to be realized in New York City and is destined to become the new center of commerce, culture and community on New York City’s west side. The 26-acre site will accommodate over 13 million square feet of commercial and residential space; 750,000 sq. ft. of destination retail space with 5 floors dedicated to premier shops, cinemas, specialty destination restaurants, markets and bars; approximately 5,000 residences; a unique cultural space; 14-acres of open space; a new public school; and a luxury hotel–offering unparalleled amenities for residents, employees and visitors.

The developers, architects and designers involved in the development will be conversing about the project and their speaker series events using #HudsonYards and #NHNY (new heart of New York). Anyone interested in this historic project is invited to join them in the conversation.

For more information on Hudson Yards, the Design(in) The New Heart of New York exhibition and speaker series or to view and share the Look Up video, please visit and