In the decade since the High Line opening, the surrounding area of West Chelsea has exploded into one of Manhattan’s most desirable areas for developers building luxury real estate. (It didn’t hurt that the opening of the now-famous elevated park coincided with a neighborhood rezoning.) These days, any walk along the park reveals a variety of development in different stages of construction right alongside buildings that have welcomed new, typically wealthy residents over the past several years. 6sqft has rounded up the 14 defining buildings now open around the High Line. There are the early trailblazers, like the energy-efficient condo HL23, as well as the starchitect standouts, like Zaha Hadid’s 520 West 28th, and of course, the new kids on the block, including Bjarke Ingels’ twisting towers The XI and Thomas Heatherwick’s bubbled Lantern House condo.
515 High Line
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- Sales have launched at the Soori High Line condos. Three of the building’s 27 units are currently listed, and two of them have heated pools. The cheapest, pool-less unit is asking $3.7M; and the steepest, which comes with a 24-foot-long pool, is asking $10.995M. [Curbed]
- Rents in Crown Heights have jumped 17.5% in a year. [Brownstoner]
- Rent one of J Wasser & Co’s apartments in Williamsburg, Bushwick or Bed-Stuy and get the ultimate hipster ride free: A $100 ‘fixie’ bike. [DNA Info]
- Simon Dushinsky, of real estate investment firm Rabsky Group, has picked up a stake in a development located at the former site of Rheingold Beer’s brewing operations. A 1,000-unit residential project is slated for the Bushwick locale. [Crain’s]
- Thor Equities has closed on three commercial condominium units at 120 Greenwich Street at Albany Street for $31.1 million. [CO]
Renderings for 515 High Line have been revealed, and it appears the Soo Chan-designed building will be quite the standout. The images, unearthed by NY YIMBY, reveal an 11-story structure with a few distinctive qualities to set it apart, even as the competition from surrounding developments, including Zaha Hadid’s West 28th street condo, grows steeper. The building has a simple base while the upper levels are defined by protruding slabs of glass that create a rippling effect. But the simple base, two sides of which will be facing the park, plans to be more than just a blank canvas. Taking the artistic nature of the High Line’s new buildings to the next step, 515 West 29th Street’s base will serve as an actual canvas, showcasing the work of up-and-coming artists.