Construction Update: 520 W 28

Northeast corner.

Façade installation nears completion 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 façade features a hand-rubbed metal screen that functions as a finished cover for the concrete slabs and the spandrel glass portions of the window wall. Hadid uses the slab covering as an opportunity to express and emphasize the softened edges at the corners and create 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.

East facade from the High Line.

Close-up of the east facade.

North facade from the High Line.

Close-up of the north facade and residential entry canopy.

Residential lobby entry.

Residential lobby entry canopy.

Close-up of the residential entry metal facade.

Residential lobby.

Looking up at the north facade.

North facade.