Architect Zaha Hadid reveals first New York project

A rendering of the New York condos designed by Zaha Hadid.
(Courtesy of Related Companies and Zaha Hadid Architects)

Zaha Hadid’s curvy, future-facing designs are found around the world, from China’s Guangzhou Opera House to London’s Aquatics Centre built for the 2012 Olympics.

The Baghdad-born architect, who in 2004 became the first woman to win architecture’s top honor, the Pritzker Prize, will leave her first mark on New York City’s skyline.

Residential developer Related Companies on Monday announced it had commissioned Hadid’s U.K.-based firm to design a boutique condo complex near New York’s High Line.


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The 11-story chevron-pattern design will be fashioned from steel and glass in Hadid’s signature space-age style.

The building at 520 West 28th St. will feature 37 residences of up to 5,500 square feet which, apparently, will have their own unique style.

“With an arrangement that reinvents the spatial experience, each residence will have its own distinctive identity, offering multiple perspectives and exciting views of the neighborhood,” Hadid said in a statement.


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