• Corporate HQ, NY
  • Melville, NY
  • Iselin, NJ
  • Ossining, NY
  • Mount Laurel, NJ

Hudson Yards Platform


As the centerpiece of one of the world’s most creative and extraordinary real estate projects, Related Companies is building a literal “City on Stilts” over the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Long Island Rail Road tracks that terminate on the Far West Side of Manhattan. The complexities of such an undertaking is enormous, and HAKS’ team of skilled, certified and experienced Special Inspectors have been there from the beginning. Concrete and steel is placed only when track outages allow so as not to interfere with America’s busiest commuter train system. For this critical assignment, we have assembled a team of nearly two dozen full-time Special Inspectors performing concrete reinforcement/form work, bolting, welding, live concrete placement, fireproofing, and firestop inspections as well as testing of thousands of concrete cylinders for structural performance strength at our New York City-licensed material testing laboratory.

The Platform will ultimately support over 100,000 tons of structural steel upon completion of a Retail Podium and the new Time Warner headquarters—a 90-story skyscraper surrounded by parks, a cultural center, free-standing art sculptures, and more.