Renowned Architect Zaha Hadid West Chelsea’s Open House


The parade of unorthodox buildings bordering the High Line, West Chelsea’s elevated park, now has another nonconformist in its midst: a futuristic residence with 39 apartments at 520 West 28th Street, designed by the renowned architect Zaha Hadid. The Iraqi-born British architect whose soaring structures left a mark on skylines and imaginations around the world and in the process, reshaped architecture for the modern age – The condominium is Ms. Hadid’s first residential building in New York City.

Ms. Hadid, said her design for 520 West 28th Street was an attempt to evoke the urban dynamic that exists between the streets of Chelsea and the High Line. “The multiple layers of the public realm of 28th Street and the High Line are conveyed in the split levels of the building, which in turn are reflected in the woven chevron pattern of the facade,” she said. “This metal facade is handcrafted and carries the spirit of this industrial neighborhood.”

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