The Hudson Yards developer Related Companies has persistently ignored demands to raise the height of the structure’s guard rails.
“Masturbation is a great metaphor for the latest wave of development in New York City,” the studio, Wolfgang & Hite, remarked in a statement.
Whether it’s through the Vessel or the accessibility of galleries, by not sufficiently supporting the neurodiverse and disabled communities, the art world is inadvertently reinforcing the ableism that pervades American society.
A Citylab report claims that Hudson Yards stole funds intended for low-income communities in Harlem by taking advantage of a controversial investor visa program that’s supposed to benefit distressed urban areas.
The stakes could not be higher for the critically panned, $20 billion development. Will culture sanctify this one percenter’s playground?