Superstructure has started rising above ground at Related's 520 W 28, reaching the third floor. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the 11-story, 40-unit condo flanks the western edge of the High Line at 28th Street. This is quite a busy intersection of the elevated park, with construction underway on the three building 507 W 28 development on the adjacent site to the north.
The building employs Hadid's signature flow of form that has made her an international star. Curved glass at the corners of the l-shaped building soften the overall extrusion of the site's form. Expression of the floor slabs on the facade slope to meet each other, creating zones of intersection. On the High Line facing east facade, floor slabs extend past the glass enclosure and curve upwards, melding with the floor slab above while creating a sheltered balcony.
All eyes are on the project, as the first built work by Hadid's firm in New York. Completion is slated for late 2016.
Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects; Developers: Related; Program: Residential; Location: Chelsea, New York, NY; Completion: 2016.