Zaha Hadid Launches Sales at Her High Line Condos, Talks the Evolution of NY Architecture

Posted On Fri, October 2, 2015 By

Posted On Fri, October 2, 2015 By In Architecture, Chelsea, condos, Features, New Developments, Starchitecture, Video

Related Companies has officially launched sales for their highly-anticipated upcoming condominium, 520 West 28th Street. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect and artist Zaha Hadid, the eleven-story building will be Hadid’s first ground-up structure in New York and will offer 39 distinctive two- to five-bedroom homes priced from $4,950,000 to $50 million for the largest penthouse.

The under construction building, now five-stories up, rises alongside the High Line elevated park from an L-shaped parcel between West 27th and 28th Streets in the center of West Chelsea’s art gallery district. Related Companies purchased the site for $65 million in 2012 and soon after commissioned the Iraqi-British designer, who beat out the likes of fellow Brit, Norman Foster. Yesterday, at the development’s launch, Hadid said she has “always been fascinated by the High Line and its possibilities for the city. ”

520 West 28th Street, Zaha Hadid, Related Companies, High Line 2

520 West 28th Street, Zaha Hadid, Related Companies, High Line 2

Greg Gushee, the Executive Vice President of Related Companies, introduced Hadid at yesterday’s event, and he could not help but gush over the architect and her work, adding humorously that in addition to being blow away by the drawings, Related was also very pleased it “was buildable. Not cheap, but buildable.” Gushee also took the opportunity to probe Hadid on the structure’s form, his first question, “Can you tell us how the building relates the to High Line?” Hadid’s response:

Another interesting question posed was how Hadid saw New York architecture evolving. The starchitect answered with: “I think New York had an incredible renaissance in the ’30s and the ’60s, and I hope that transition returns where you’re making great buildings. Because New York is unique in the sense that there is a grid; you can apply very extreme solutions to every plot. I think there is more variety and I think there is beginning to be more competition in that regard.”

520 West 28th Street, Zaha Hadid, Related Companies, High Line 2The model kitchen at the showroom

zaha hadid high line condos

zaha hadid high line condos

At 520 West 28th, Hadid brings her signature organic forms and graceful curves to shape the exterior and interiors of the building. Chevron patterns unzip the building, opening up arrays of exterior terraces that overlook the High Line. Each residence will bear its own uniquely designed number to reflect the limited edition nature of the units. Interiors feature wide-plank white oak flooring, automatic sliding glass doors which fluidly connect indoor and outdoor spaces. Additionally, each home will be equipped with a distinct Zaha Hadid sculptural element that creates dramatic feature walls while integrating closets and concealed-hinges.

Amenities will include the city’s first private IMAX theatre (with seating for 12), a reservable spa suite, a 75-foot saline pool, a dedicated wellness level with gym and a cold-press bar, a 2,500-square-foot “sculpture deck,” a lounge with an outdoor kitchen, and robot parking.

zaha hadid high line condos

zaha hadid high line condos

zaha hadid high line condos

The highly-anticipated building will be Hadid’s first in New York, but hopefully not the last. The Post reported last month that Jared Kushner and Steve Roth are working with Hadid on a 1,400-foot mixed-use building at 666 Fifth Avenue.

For additional updates visit CityRealty, for the building’s official site, go here.

RELATED:

Photographs and video by 6sqft. Renderings courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects. Additional reporting provided by Diane Pham

Tags : , , ,

Neighborhoods : Chelsea

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • Weekly highlights: Top picks from the 6sqft staff

    Weekly highlights: Top picks from the 6sqft staff

    CNN’s Don Lemon sells Harlem condo for small profit 128 tall buildings were constructed in 2016, a world record Tennis ...
  • Art Nerd New York’s top event picks for the week – 1/19-1/25

    Art Nerd New York’s top event picks for the week – 1/19-1/25

    In a city where hundreds of interesting happenings occur each week, it can be hard to pick and choose your ...
  • $12,000/month to rent this triplex townhouse beauty in Boerum Hill

    $12,000/month to rent this triplex townhouse beauty in Boerum Hill

    Renters can enjoy Brooklyn townhouse living in all its glory here at 306 State Street, a Boerum Hill property now ...
  • Millennial home buyers prefer DIY over going into debt over renovations

    Millennial home buyers prefer DIY over going into debt over renovations

    Millennial homeowners—yes, they do exist—are a careful lot, according to Better Homes & Gardens’ ninth annual survey of trends in ...
  • Have your apartment photographed by 6sqft!

    Have your apartment photographed by 6sqft!

    Did you spend months decorating your apartment? Is your home historic or quirky? If you live in a unique or ...
  • Express N train tunnel will close for a year in Brooklyn; Map shows the CO2 savings of CitiBike

    Express N train tunnel will close for a year in Brooklyn; Map shows the CO2 savings of CitiBike

    The express N train tunnel between the 36th and 59th street stations in Brooklyn will close for a year for repairs ...
  • The first presidential inauguration was held in New York City in 1789

    The first presidential inauguration was held in New York City in 1789

    As Washington, D.C. attempts to rein in the crowds on this Inauguration Day, New Yorkers can be thankful someone else ...
  • FREE RENT: A roundup of NYC’s latest rental concessions

    FREE RENT: A roundup of NYC’s latest rental concessions

    Midtown Rental Skyscraper ‘Tower 31‘ Offering One Month Free or One Month OP on Select Leases [link] Leasing Launches at ...
  • VIDEO: Watch the MTA clean subway tracks with their new Mobile Vacs

    VIDEO: Watch the MTA clean subway tracks with their new Mobile Vacs

    This past May the MTA recorded 50,436 subway delays, 697 of which were caused by track fires that could have ...
  • The Urban Lens: Inside ‘Little Odessa,’ Brighton Beach’s quaint beachfront Russian community

    The Urban Lens: Inside ‘Little Odessa,’ Brighton Beach’s quaint beachfront Russian community

    6sqft’s ongoing series The Urban Lens invites photographers to share work exploring a theme or a place within New York City. ...
  • Whole Foods will open a lower-priced ‘365’ store in Downtown Brooklyn

    Whole Foods will open a lower-priced ‘365’ store in Downtown Brooklyn

    Downtown Brooklyn is quickly becoming one of NYC’s most desirable commercial hubs. On top of hosting a lengthy roster of big ...
  • MTA backs plan to raise subway and bus fare to $3 come March

    MTA backs plan to raise subway and bus fare to $3 come March

    At a board meeting over the summer, the MTA began discussions about increasing subway and bus fare to $3 by ...

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTERS

Thank you, your sign-up request was successful!
This email address is already subscribed, thank you!
Please provide a valid email address.
Please complete the CAPTCHA.
Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later.