Zaha Hadid

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Architecture, Chelsea, condos, Features, New Developments, Starchitecture, Video

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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

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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

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MetroCard, NYC subway, MTA
  • 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)

Architecture, holidays, Starchitecture

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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

Real Estate Wire

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  • 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)

Design, Starchitecture

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

Chelsea, condos, Construction Update, New Developments, Starchitecture

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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 >>

Chelsea, New Developments, Starchitecture

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Whether or not you’re a fan of Zaha Hadid, or Neo-Futurism for that matter, if you’re believer that a building’s interior should be a seamless extension of its exterior (read: not New York by Gehry), you’ll appreciate Zaha’s efforts to turn her High Line project into a work worthy of architecture history books. One of the most (if not the most) talked about starchitect projects planned for the elevated park, plenty of full view renderings have surfaced since it was announced just over a year ago. But it looks like we’re finally getting a taste of what the inside could look like, courtesy of Curbed. Like its ultra-futuristic exteriors, Zaha’s luxurious condos will be just as sleek and spaceship-like as the outside, with undulating surfaces all throughout, and featuring many of the mind-boggling forms we’ve come to appreciate Ms. Hadid for.

More views inside

Architecture, New Developments

515 High Line, 515 West 29th Street, Soo Chan-designed

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.

Check out more renderings here

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Images: Starchitects in Hats (left), NASA (right)

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