Installation continues on the hand-rubbed metal screen at Related's 520 W 28 residential condo tower. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the 11-story, 40-unit condo flanks the western edge of the High Line at 28th Street. The metal screen functions as a finished cover for the concrete slabs, which are not covered by the glass panels of the window wall system. Metal slab covers are used to express and emphasize the softened edges at the corners and creates the building's signature element of floors that meld with walls. The intricacy of their shapes require a technological artisanry, as they are formed by unique, laser cut pieces.
Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects; Developer: Related; Program: Residential; Location: Chelsea, New York, NY; Completion: 2017.