A. Eugene Kohn: Hudson Yards may take a while, but look at WTC

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A. Eugene Kohn, founder and chairman of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, the New York-based architecture firm behind the Hudson Yards master plan, expects the West Side mega-project to be completed in full by 2025, he told the New York Times. “That sounds like a lot of time, but look at the World Trade Center,” he said. Kohn, who was disqualified from the World Trade Center bidding after his designs were published in a magazine, said his planned JPMorgan Chase headquarters at 5 World Trade Center is also dead in the water, thanks to the bank’s Bear Stearns buyout. “That decision killed the project, because they got a building as part of it, and it’s right next to their other building. So why not use it?” Kohn said. [NYT]