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Zaha Hadid’s first residential project in New York City, 520 West 28th Street
, has been long awaited by fans of Hadid’s work, including myself. The Iraqi-British architect was the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004, and has designed neo-futuristic buildings around the world such as the MAXXI
in Italy and the Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Center
in the United Arab Emirates. She has also designed one of the five stadiums
that will host the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Her artistic yet functional design will be a welcome addition to the increasing number of luxury developments along The High Line. The most distinctive feature of the building will be a chevron detail at the center, which creates a futuristic look and holds two separate elevator banks for private residential entries.
Exterior of 520 West 28th / Image courtesy of Related.com
The 11 story building will offer 37 two-to-five bedroom condos of up to 5,500 square feet. Condos will start at
$4,595,000 for a two-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom unit and go up to $35 million for the most expensive penthouse, a five-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom duplex. Amenities will include an outdoor garden, courtyard, roof terrace, indoor pool and spa, entertainment space, and playroom. The building also has plans for a large retail unit, with more than 10,000 square feet on the ground floor that has entrances on both 28th Street and 27th Street.
Artist rendering of a typical kitchen at 520 West 28th / Image courtesy of Curbed.com
Prices per square foot range from $2,600 to $5,500 Floor plans were leaked on Curbed last year and will likely be available on the 520 West 28th website soon. Sales are expected to launch in the coming months. If you would like to preview one of these beautiful homes, please let me know.