Hudson Yard Garden in Manhattan aims to have a nutrient-rich soil, have a balance of shade and sunlight in addition to its state-of-the-art agricultural technology platform- which is intended for "insulating the bottom of the planting beds from blasts of 150-degree heat rising out of an active train yard directly below."

It goes without saying that that is the challenged for the said project. According to the report of NY Times, the Hudson Yard garden, situated between West 30th and West 34th Streets, is currently being constructed "over the 26-acre John D. Caemmerer West Side Storage Yard," which means below it is a working rail yard. Thus as mentioned earlier, it is not idea for plants.

To make this work, reports say that it will have a cooling system for the roots of the plant to survive. The garden which the roof of the railroad yard is said to be a compacted layer of roofing- which has a thickness of 18 inches to 7 feet.

The garden project is designed by Thomas L. Woltz, principal of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects. He said that his team has gone through a lot of acrobatics to come up with "a healthy, long-living horticulture."

NY Curb has this question in mind. How could 200 trees grow over a rail yard? Based on its architectural design and perspective, the Hudson Yard Garden will grow around 28,000 plant species including a forest of trees. Would the high-tech platform that is engineered by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects help the plants survive? A coolant apparatus is said to come along the state-of-the-art platform plus the ventilation system to fight off the 150 degrees heat emitted from the train. 

According to Biz Journal, this development project will cost New York City a total of $947 million dollars that includes paying the bondholders. This projects has been initiated in 2005 and will finish in 2018, based on their timetable.

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