The real estate, architecture and neighborhood universes of New York City is gearing up to welcome its latest addition as Zaha Hadid’s first residential building. The 11-storey glass and steel building – which was announced in 2013 – is situated on West 28th Street, beside the popular High Line park built on formerly derelict railway tracks.
Influenced by parallel practices that surround architecture such as art, urbanism, and design, Hadid creates structures whose lines speak to natural form and contemporary function. The 2,500 foot Sculpture Deck adjacent to the building is planned to feature a signature artwork commissioned by Related Companies, curated by High Line Art, and presented by Friends of the High Line.
The building will house 39 luxury apartments, each with 3.3-metre-high ceilings, private entrance foyers, and up to 590-square-metres of space. The interiors will also include a “unique Zaha Hadid sculptural element”. Residents of 520 West 28th Street can enjoy the High Line while maintaining privacy and exclusivity. Terrace and balcony doors will effortlessly slide open at the push of a button, seamlessly connecting indoor and outdoor space.
There will be the generous 75-foot saline-system swimming pool. These offerings will be part of a rich services and amenities program befitting the discerning luxury buyer to which the property will appeal.
The building is scheduled to be completed in early 2017. Sales launched in October, and prices range from $4.95 million for the two-bedroom to $50 million for the penthouse.