A rendering of 666 Fifth Avenue. Credit: Kushner Companies/Zaha Hadid Architects
As 6sqft previously reported, 666 Fifth Avenue owners Kushner Companies and Vornado Realty Trust have been seeking financing for a new skyscraper planned for the site of the Midtown office tower that Kushner purchased for $1.8 billion in 2007; Chinese company Anbang Insurance Group is said to have been considering a substantial stake in the tower. Though it was reported that the redevelopment could be valued at $7.5 billion, the Wall Street Journal now cites sources who say the value could be as much as $12 billion, and that a reported deal with Anbang may be far from a sure thing. That huge number represents the projected value of what Kushner envisions as a 1,400-foot-tall mixed-use luxury tower with a design provided by the late Zaha Hadid in 2015, nine floors of retail, a hotel and big-ticket luxury condos on its upper floors.
Find out more about the possibly maybe very big deal
Related Companies is looking to expand on Chelsea‘s cultural character as a world-famous art district, as well as expand this “gallery corridor” north towards Hudson Yards, as part of an initiative called The New West Chelsea. According to a press release from the developer, they’re adding 15 new gallery spaces around their luxury condo at 520 West 28th Street, the late Zaha Hadid‘s undulating High Line stunner. A new space called High Line Nine, which will be located next to the condo and under the elevated park, will be modeled on a European galleria, complete with nine “boutique exhibition spaces,” a cafe/wine bar with outdoor seating, catering kitchen, and amenity packages. They’ll also add four galleries within the base of the condo, as well as two stand-alone spaces on the block.
More renderings and details ahead
Zaha Hadid Architects has released a new video in which the firm’s late principal, internationally celebrated starchitect Zaha Hadid, discusses the ideas that influenced the iconic, innovative and controversial design of her first residential project in New York City, the High Line adjacent 520 West 28th Street, developed by Related Cos. The 11-story residence was voted 6sqft’s 2016 Building of the Year and is currently nearing completion.
‘more freedom to innovate’
You came, you voted, and now it’s time to award the title of 2016 Building of the Year to none other than 520 West 28th Street! The undulating beauty along the High Line beat out 11 other game-changing buildings in a fierce two-week competition held right here on 6sqft. Out of nearly 25,000 votes cast, the Zaha Hadid-designed, Related Companies-developed structure emerged as the winner, taking away 8,382 of the count, or 33.62% of the total.
more details on the runners-up
For new developments, 2015 was the year of reveals, but 2016 was all about watching these buildings reshape our city. Ahead we’ve narrowed a list of 12 news-making residential structures, each noted for their distinctive design, blockbuster prices, or their game-changing potential on the skyline or NYC neighborhoods.
Which of these you think deserves 6sqft’s title of 2016 Building of the Year? Have your say below. Polls for our third annual competition will be open up until 11:59 p.m., Sunday, December 11th*, and we will announce the winner on Tuesday, December 13th!
Learn more about each of the buildings in the running here
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You’ve admired their buildings, now go inside their homes. On October 1st, the Architecture and Design Film Festival will host the U.S. premiere of “Where Architects Live,” a fascinating documentary that offers an intimate look into private interiors—and the daily lives—of eight of the world’s most important architects, including Shigeru Ban, Mario Bellini, David Chipperfield, Zaha Hadid, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Marcio Kogan, Daniel Libeskind and Bijoy Jain.
Watch the trailer here
At the beginning of June, 6sqft reported that the Moinian Group would be moving ahead with a project at 220 Eleventh Avenue in Chelsea that they had collaborated on over a year ago with the late Zaha Hadid. This is located just three blocks away from the starchitect’s only other New York Commission at 520 West 28th Street along the High Line.
At the time, the developer announced that the new building will be “a collection of signature loft-like condominium residences, a collection of penthouses and a cultural institution to establish itself as the hub of the world renowned art district that is West Chelsea.” Yimby has now revealed that Moinian filed official permits for the 11-story structure, which will boast 40 large condos, a museum, and a restaurant.
More details right this way
When the architecture community learned of the passing of Zaha Hadid in late March, it came as a bit of consolation that her first and only building in New York, 520 West 28th Street, had already begun to take shape along the High Line, ensuring that her legacy would last in our skyline. In much welcome news, 6sqft learns today that yet another design of hers will rise just three blocks away in Chelsea.
A press release from The Moinian Group reveals that more than a year ago they worked with Hadid and her team to explore possibilities for 220 Eleventh Avenue, one of her final creations. The developer announced that the new building will be “a collection of signature loft-like condominium residences, a collection of penthouses and a cultural institution to establish itself as the hub of the world renowned art district that is West Chelsea.”
More details this way
The 6,853-square-foot triplex penthouse atop the 11-story 520 West 28th Street condominium on the High Line, designed by the late Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid, has arrived on the market for the first time for the as-promised ask of $50 million. The architecturally unique 39-unit building, Hadid’s first–and, sadly, only–ground-up structure in New York City, has interiors also overseen and designed by the architect.
Related Companies, the building’s developer, speaks of the honor of collaborating with “one of the world’s most visionary architects, Dame Zaha Hadid, on the design for 520 West 28th. The design is being realized as she envisioned–each residence is a work of art unto itself–and the penthouse in particular is a spectacular example of this, including various unique elements such as a sculptural three-story staircase, designed by Hadid, which unites all levels of the triplex residence.”
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Yesterday’s news of Zaha Hadid’s sudden passing at age 65 rocked the architecture world. The famed starchitect was born in Baghdad in 1950, and went on to study mathematics at the American University of Beirut and architecture at the Architectural Association in London. By 1979, she established her own practice in London, using her interests in architecture, landscape, and geology to become one of the most prolific architects in the world. She was the first female to receive a Pritzker Prize (2004) and the first woman to receive the RIBA Gold Medal (2015).
Dame Zaha Hadid is perhaps best known for her signature swooping and curving forms, and today she has completed and under-construction works scattered across the globe. Though New York is typically known as the place where the world’s best architects come to produce their worst work, Hadid managed to spare herself the privilege. Likely due to an unwillingness to tame her energetic visions to suit a developer’s bottom line, the majority of her work envisioned for the city remains unbuilt. Fortunately for us, before her passing, she managed to pen a spirited condo now rising alongside the High Line. In the wake of her passing and to pay tribute to her “larger than life” creations and personality, 6sqft has rounded up Zaha Hadid’s projects and proposals for NYC.
All the projects, this way
6sqft is sad to report that world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid has passed away. According to BBC News, Ms. Hadid died of a heart attack today in a Miami hospital, where she was being treated for bronchitis.
The Baghdad-born Iraqi-British architect is considered one of today’s most prolific and her works have been commissioned across the globe, including here in New York where her first Manhattan building is currently on the rise at 520 West 28th Street (seen above). Hadid was the first female architect to receive a Pritzker Prize award (2004) and she was also the first woman to receive the RIBA Gold Medal (2015).
Though sales launched earlier this month at Zaha Hadid’s curving High Line condo building, her first commission in NYC, there were no public listings. The wait is over, though, as they’ve just gone live, providing long-anticipated pricing and floorplans.
The eleven-story building at 520 West 28th Street in Chelsea will offer 39 two- to five-bedroom homes, all of which take advantage of the starchitect’s signature swooping construction. They’ll range from $4,950,000 to $50 million for the largest penthouse, but the three residences listed on Corcoran are a $6.4 million two-bedroom unit; a $9.4 million three-bedroom; and a $16 million four-bedroom.
Ogle the floorplans and renderings
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. ”
More from the event here
In a city where hundreds of interesting happenings occur each week, it can be hard to pick and choose your way to a fulfilling life. Art Nerd‘s philosophy is a combination of observation, participation, education and of course a party to create the ultimate well-rounded week. Jump ahead for Art Nerd founder Lori Zimmer’s top picks for 6sqft readers, beginning tonight!
The way-too-hecticness of an art fair week is upon us. If skipping around from Harlem to Randall’s Island to the Lower Lower East Side isn’t your jam, you can still get an art fix in the comfy confines of your usual spots. Rediscover Central Park with an art walk, or your old post office as it becomes a gallery. Check out architect-designed 3D-printed shoes while picking up new pumps, or discover a new street artist while checking out boutique jewelry. Whether you hit Frieze and the satellite fairs or not, there is an overabundance of art and design this week.
All the best events here
- To coincide with Sunday’s fare hike, the MTA has released an online MetroCard calculator. How nice of them! [NYDN]
- Brooklyn’s debt is double the national average. [amNY]
- The inevitable has finally happened — 190 Bowery, the former Germania Bank Building famous for its graffiti, now has retail leasing banners. [Bowery Boogie]
- A new city program aims to help independent restaurants thrive. [BK Mag]
- Five teens got busted after climbing Philip Johnson‘s New York State Pavilion with spray paint–not the first vandalism on the iconic World’s Fair structure. [NYDN]
- It costs an average of $82 for a night out in NYC, less than in Chicago, Atlanta, and LA. [BI]
- Futuristic starchitect Zaha Hadid collaborates on a pair of sculptural wooden vases. [Designboom]
Images: MetroCard (L); 190 Bowery (R)
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Giving and getting holiday cards is always fun, but every so often you’ll receive one that really gets you giggling. This year, be the person handing off clever cards to your friends and family. ArchDaily has just announced their 2014 Holiday Card Contest winners, and for all of you design-minded folks and architecture nerds, they’ve got plenty of punny—and just downright cool—cards to choose from.
get the cards here
- So bad, it’s good: Live in a bubblegum pink house in Gravesend, Brooklyn for $900K. [Curbed]
- Check out the teaser site for Zaha’s High Line condos. [520W28]
- Greenland, USA and Forest City Ratner will break ground on the second 100 percent affordable building for the Pacific Park Brooklyn development (formerly Atlantic Yards) on Monday. [6sqft inbox]
- Billionaire Steven Cohen has cut the price of his One Beacon penthouse from an ambitious $110M to an equally ambitious $82M. If sold, it will be the most expensive co-op sale recorded in NYC. [NYDN]
- A solar-powered East New York rental will start taking applications for its 19 subsidized, $500-and-under apartments on December 19th. [Brick Underground]
Images: The pink Gravesend home (left); Zaha’s teaser site (right)
Zaha Hadid has just unveiled one of her smallest structures to date: an advertising billboard featuring all the shiny swoops and curves that have come to define her architectural style. Though at first glance the design comes off as a little bulky, Hadid actually describes it as a “slim dynamic form” that makes way for public improvements such as a more open, safer, and de-cluttered sidewalk. Though the billboard is part of a proposal destined for West London, New Yorkers who love Hadid will appreciate her bold claim that the design will “create a new genre in the roadside advertising canon.”
Take a closer look here
Of the condos planned along the High Line Park, one of the most—if not the most—anticipated addition comes via Zaha Hadid. One of our intrepid reporters recently stopped by the construction site located at 520 West 28th Street to see how works are coming along, and it looks like the site is near-ready for its starchitect treatment. Excavation is almost finished and much of the concrete slab foundation has been put in place. When fully constructed, Zaha’s undulating residential tower will rise 11 stories with 40 luxury condos within; the cheapest will be a two-bedroom at $4.6 million, and the most expensive will be a five-bedroom penthouse priced at $35 million. You can see the ultra-futuristic interiors Zaha has planned here >>