Just as the luxury condominium high rise opens for sales, Zaha Hadid Architects and Related Companies have released a new image of 520 West 28th - Zaha Hadid's first residential building in New York. Planned for a prime location in West Chelsea, alongside the High Line and nearby Renzo Piano's newly-opened Whitney Museum and Diller Scofidio + Renfro's future Culture Shed, the 11-story development is offering 39 distinct residences, some reaching up to 6,391-square-feet.
“I’ve always been fascinated by the High Line and its possibilities for the city. Decades ago, I used to visit the galleries in the area and consider how to build along the route. It's very exciting to be building there now,” said Zaha Hadid. “The design engages with the city while concepts of fluid spatial flow create a dynamic new living environment.”
With 21 "interlaced" floors, the building is comprised of "organic curves and chevron patterns" on the exterior that carve "generous outdoor spaces and enhance privacy" for each resident. From its facade to the smallest interior detail, the entire "sculptural" building shares a "seamless vision," making each unit unique, including its $50 million penthouse.
“520 West 28th will make a profound statement to New York City’s visual landscape with its compelling design and prominent location on the High Line, while at the same time offering residents an exclusive opportunity to live within a work of art designed by one of the world’s most celebrated architects," said Greg Gushee, Executive Vice President of Related Companies.
520 West 28th is scheduled for completion in early 2017.