Zaha Hadid Unveils New York Apartment Block Alongside High Line

Courtesy of Related Companies

Zaha Hadid has unveiled her first commission: an 11-story, luxury apartment block planned alongside the second section of the High Line in Chelsea at 520 West 28th Street.

Spearheaded by New York developer Related Companies, the “sculpted” glass and steel residential development hopes to lure buyers with its expansive, double-height entrance lobby, communal garden, generous terraces, private courtyards, and, of course, exclusive views of New York’s most beloved attraction: the .

“Our design is an integration of volumes that flow into each other and, following a coherent formal language, create the sensibility of the building’s overall ensemble,” explained Hadid. “With an arrangement that reinvents the spatial experience, each residence will have its own distinctive identity, offering multiple perspectives and exciting views of the neighborhood.”

The mid-rise development will feature approximately 37 residences of up to 5,500 square feet, focusing on gracious layouts with 11-foot ceilings, thoughtful technological integration and state-of-the-art finishes and features. Designed with multiple elevator cores, a majority of the residences will have a private vestibule and entrance that adds to the intimacy of the building.

Reference: Related CompaniesDezeen 

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Zaha Hadid Unveils New York Apartment Block Alongside High Line" 15 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 18 Sep 2014. <>


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    You have the wrong W 28th St in your map; you want the one in Chelsea.

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    The most arrogant project I’ve seen in years, she has absolutely no respect for that wonderful, well designed space.

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    Such wonderful living spaces in NYC–for the super-rich. And it’s interesting to me that this piece reads more like a sales pitch than journalism.

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