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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Zaha Hadid Architects, 520 West 28th in New York

The first work of Zaha Hadid Architects in New York City is this sinuous 11-floor luxury apartment building at 520 West 28th Street. There is a powerful urban dynamic between the the High Line and the streets of New York, with cores of social interaction and connections at different levels that have arisen as a result of converting the abandoned freight train tracks into a public park. The split levels created in the design of the residential building echo the multiple layers of civic space in the area and define the varied living spaces inside. The building contains 39 homes with custom-made interiors and integrated technologies, a spa, a skylit swimming pool, a sculpture garden, and an entertainment suite with an IMA theater. The facade is fragmented by means of intersecting V-shaped  handcrafted metal pieces. Brushed and dyed by hand, these panels recall the industrial past of the Chelsea neighborhood while striking a contrast with the adjacent buildings.
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