Thomas Heatherwick’s pair of bubbled condos on the High Line gets rebranded as ‘Lantern House’

October 8, 2019

The pair of unique condo buildings with a bubbled facade rising on the High Line will officially be called Lantern House. Located at 515 West 18th Street, the two condo towers were designed by Thomas Heatherwick’s Heatherwick Studio, the firm behind the climbable “Vessel” at Hudson Yards and the under-construction floating park at Pier 55. Along with the rebranding, Related Companies announced on Tuesday that sales for the development’s 181 residences will launch next year, starting at $1.7 million for one-bedroom units.

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Lantern House, Heatherwick’s first residential project in the United States, gets its name from the “interpretation of the modern bay window,” according to the firm. The lantern-shaped windows allow for maximum natural light as well as views of the Hudson River, the High Line, and beyond. Inspiration for the design stemmed from the area’s maritime warehouses, combining grey brickwork and industrial metal elements.

As 6sqft previously reported, Related first purchased the site in 2014 for a then-record of $205 million. The developer is also behind the nearby condo at 555 West 22nd Street, designed by Robert A.M. Stern, which is currently making its ascension to 25 stories.

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Lantern House flanks the High Line, with one at 10-stories and the other at 21-stories. The 181 condos are split between the east and west towers, connected by a glass lobby. The buildings feature one to four-bedroom condos, many with setback terraces, with 10-foot-tall ceilings.

Sales are expected to launch sometime next year, with occupancy at Lantern House by next fall. Related Sales LLC and Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group will be handling the sales. Get more details from the project’s new teaser website here.



Renderings courtesy of Related

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