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Is Hudson Yards, the new “glistening” and “sleek” neighborhood on the West side of New York City, just a mirage? Is it another enclave for the affluent within the city? Is it designed for the human scale? Is it programmed for everyone?

Through an iterative process of research and analysis, the mirages of Hudson Yards were identified in three parts: scale, materiality, and program. If Hudson Yards is unequivocally a mirage, how can it be deconstructed and transmutated?