City officials and developers have long imagined a dazzling future for the airspace over the gritty, 26-acre West Side Rail Yard, near Pennsylvania Station in Midtown Manhattan. A plan to transform the site into a mixed-use area with glass towers and pockets of green space is finally gaining traction.  Click Here for the rest of the story

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Like every Manhattan resident, the Whitney Museum has long griped about the need for more space. After years of failed proposals to expand its Marcel Breuer-designed home on the Upper East Side, the museum’s board voted in 2010 to build an entirely new facility, by Renzo Piano, in the Meatpacking District. Groundbreaking occurred in May, with an opening planned for 2015.  Click here for the rest of the story.