Residents will soon be able to move into a new luxury condo complex that overlooks Manhattan’s famed elevated park, the High Line.
The building was one of the last projects by Zaha Hadid, the world-renowned architect who died at age 65 in early 2016. She was the first woman and Muslim to win a Pritzker Prize, often considered the Nobel Prize of architecture.
Located on Manhattan’s far west side, the new complex at 520 West 28th Street will be stunning, with an intricate metal-and-glass facade sculpted piece by piece. Inside, it will include 39 units, the most expensive of which is currently asking $US50 million. Approximately 50% of the units are already in contract, according to StreetEasy.
Developer Related Companies broke ground in 2014. Samantha Zola, a spokesperson for the building, told Business Insider that the building will open in June 2017.
Here’s a first look inside two of its model condos, which cost $US15 million and $US4.9 million, respectively.
Hadid's building is located at 520 West 28th on Manhattan's far west side. The four-bedroom apartment pictured below, which spans 4,500 square feet, is listed for $15 million.
The kitchen features a marble island with edges that swoop down like the building's facade. Hadid worked with the Italian designer Boffi to create it.
Interior designer Jennifer Post chose white and muted furniture with colourful, contemporary artwork for the model apartment.
'I am usually the creative visionary behind both the architecture and interior design of a space,' Post said in a press release. 'Here, I am respectfully creating a vision that coexists with the vision of one of architecture's greatest minds. This prompted me to really consider every move, every decision in a different, special way.'
The second model condo is smaller: 1,700 square feet. It's asking $4.9 million, and designer West Chin did the interiors.
Chin also chose minimalist, yet modern, furniture and accessories. The unit has two bedrooms, with one seen below.
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