Striking New Apartment Building Will Overlook NYC’s High Line

Curators’ Corner

Striking New Apartment Building Will Overlook NYC’s High Line

Urban architecture is constantly sprouting up throughout New York, motoring the city’s aesthetic and cultural evolution. Catch a glimpse of the Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn, Queens or New Jersey and you’ll see a collage of modern riverfront masterpieces in the foreground. Walk through any NYC neighborhood and you’re likely to see the framework of a new luxury residence.

A space-age-looking condo building will soon overlook one of New York’s most innovative and beloved attractions. Legendary architect Zaha Hadid has unveiled a rendering of her first New York City project, and it’s pretty awesome. Take a look:

Hadid was commissioned by Related Companies to design 520 West 28th Street, directly adjacent to the High Line. The 11-story glass and steel mid-rise “reinvents the spatial experience,” giving each of the 37 units its own identity while maintaining an intimate community atmosphere within the building. The development will feature a communal garden, private terraces and charming High Line and Chelsea views.

“We are proud to partner with Zaha Hadid Architects and to continue Related’s commitment to the very best urban architecture,” said Jeff Blau, CEO of Related Companies. “This development will be truly unique within the city’s architectural offerings, and will pave the way for future architectural achievements on Manhattan’s west side.”

Hadid is a world-class architect known for her curvy, futuristic designs. She received architecture’s highest honor, the Pritzker Prize, in 2004, and received back-to-back Stirling Prizes in 2010 and 2011. Click here to see more of her work, which includes the MAXXI in Rome and the London Aquatics Centre (2012 Summer Olympics).