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Zaha Hadid-designed luxury condo completed in NYC

Zaha Hadid-designed luxury con...
520 West 28th Street is located in Manhattan, NYC
520 West 28th Street is located in Manhattan, NYC
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Zaha Hadid Architects' first project in New York City is named 520 West 28th Street
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Zaha Hadid Architects' first project in New York City is named 520 West 28th Street
520 West 28th Street is located in Manhattan, NYC
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520 West 28th Street is located in Manhattan, NYC
Technically, Hadid isn't listed as the architect of this project, as she wasn't registered as an architect in New York State at the time, but the design is all hers
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Technically, Hadid isn't listed as the architect of this project, as she wasn't registered as an architect in New York State at the time, but the design is all hers
520 West 28th Street rises to 11 stories 
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520 West 28th Street rises to 11 stories 
520 West 28th Street includes 39 residences
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520 West 28th Street includes 39 residences
520 West 28th Street is located next to NYC's High Line
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520 West 28th Street is located next to NYC's High Line
520 West 28th Street's facade features hand-polished steel 
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520 West 28th Street's facade features hand-polished steel 
Luxury is very much the focus of 520 West 28th Street
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Luxury is very much the focus of 520 West 28th Street
520 West 28th Street takes the form of an L-shape
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520 West 28th Street takes the form of an L-shape
520 West 28th Street's facade looks stunning 
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520 West 28th Street's facade looks stunning 
"There is a powerful urban dynamic between the streets of New York and the High Line, a layered civic realm that has developed over generations and in many iterations," says ZHA. "520 West 28th conveys this contextual relationship, applying new ideas and concepts to create the latest evolution of the site’s rich history"
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"There is a powerful urban dynamic between the streets of New York and the High Line, a layered civic realm that has developed over generations and in many iterations," says ZHA. "520 West 28th conveys this contextual relationship, applying new ideas and concepts to create the latest evolution of the site’s rich history"
520 West 28th Street includes just 39 residences
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520 West 28th Street includes just 39 residences
520 West 28th Street rises to 11 stories
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520 West 28th Street rises to 11 stories
520 West 28th Street's amenities include a private IMAX theater 
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520 West 28th Street's amenities include a private IMAX theater 
520 West 28th Street features Hadid's signature style 
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520 West 28th Street features Hadid's signature style 
520 West 28th Street's amenities include a swimming pool 
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520 West 28th Street's amenities include a swimming pool 
Zaha Hadid Architects' first project in New York City is named 520 West 28th Street
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Zaha Hadid Architects' first project in New York City is named 520 West 28th Street
520 West 28th Street is located in Manhattan, NYC
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520 West 28th Street is located in Manhattan, NYC
Technically, Hadid isn't listed as the architect of this project, as she wasn't registered as an architect in New York State at the time, but the design is all hers
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Technically, Hadid isn't listed as the architect of this project, as she wasn't registered as an architect in New York State at the time, but the design is all hers
520 West 28th Street rises to 11 stories 
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520 West 28th Street rises to 11 stories 
520 West 28th Street includes 39 residences
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520 West 28th Street includes 39 residences
520 West 28th Street is located next to NYC's High Line
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520 West 28th Street is located next to NYC's High Line
520 West 28th Street's facade features hand-polished steel 
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520 West 28th Street's facade features hand-polished steel 
Luxury is very much the focus of 520 West 28th Street
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Luxury is very much the focus of 520 West 28th Street
520 West 28th Street takes the form of an L-shape
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520 West 28th Street takes the form of an L-shape
520 West 28th Street's facade looks stunning 
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520 West 28th Street's facade looks stunning 
"There is a powerful urban dynamic between the streets of New York and the High Line, a layered civic realm that has developed over generations and in many iterations," says ZHA. "520 West 28th conveys this contextual relationship, applying new ideas and concepts to create the latest evolution of the site’s rich history"
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"There is a powerful urban dynamic between the streets of New York and the High Line, a layered civic realm that has developed over generations and in many iterations," says ZHA. "520 West 28th conveys this contextual relationship, applying new ideas and concepts to create the latest evolution of the site’s rich history"
520 West 28th Street includes just 39 residences
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520 West 28th Street includes just 39 residences
520 West 28th Street rises to 11 stories
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520 West 28th Street rises to 11 stories
520 West 28th Street's amenities include a private IMAX theater 
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520 West 28th Street's amenities include a private IMAX theater 
520 West 28th Street features Hadid's signature style 
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520 West 28th Street features Hadid's signature style 
520 West 28th Street's amenities include a swimming pool 
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520 West 28th Street's amenities include a swimming pool 
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Zaha Hadid Architects recently completed its first project in New York City. Designed by the firm's founder before her death, 520 West 28th Street is a luxury condo situated next to the city's High Line that features an eye-catching steel and glass facade.

Hadid isn't actually listed as the architect of this project (that honor went to Ismael Lyva Architects), as she wasn't registered as an architect in New York State, but she is responsible for the design. The fluid steel curves that make up the futuristic facade and balconies comprise 900 pieces painstakingly crafted, cut and welded by Philadelphia metalworker M. Cohen and Sons.

520 West 28th Street rises to 11 stories. Inside, the building features 39 very high-end residences comprising between two and five bedrooms. They boast 11 ft (3.3 m)-high ceilings, kitchens co-designed by Hadid and Italian firm Boffi, and en-suite bathrooms – though not, it appears, the bathrooms designed by Hadid herself.

520 West 28th Street features Hadid's signature style 
520 West 28th Street features Hadid's signature style 

The building provides many residents with their own elevator lobbies, as well as a spa and pool, sculpture garden, and an entertainment suite with private IMAX cinema – the first private IMAX in NYC according to developer Related Companies, which is also behind the nearby Vessel.

In addition, residents can make use of a mechanized storage and valet system. The New York Times reports that this consists of robotic platforms that haul belongings to and from a shipping container-like space. These robots are also powerful enough to haul cars to their parking spaces. It's pretty fancy stuff, and lends the impression that no expense was spared with this project.

Talking of which, we've no word on the pricing of the residences, but would expect even the smallest units to command several million US dollars.

Sources: ZHA, Related Companies

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3 comments
brian82
Prices range from 5.2 to 16 million.
Roger Garrett
Beautiful. And utterly disgusting.
ljaques
I love everything about it except the pee and poo stains on the lobby floor. Or is that spilled paint? Zaha was the only contemporary architect I had any respect for, the rest being wannabes. She designed buildings with style. RIP. I'm glad they're still building from her wonderful insights.