In March 2016, Zaha Hadid, one of the most visionary architects of our time, passed away at 65 years of age.
Zaha had a reputation for mind-blowing architecture and design equally matched by her amazing temperament and character. She started her vivacious imagination at the age of 11, and went beyond her stunning object and furniture design and especially in her architectural design.
Throughout her career years, the uncompromising and controversial architect designed award-winning pavilions, condos, museums, and stadiums. In her final years, Zaha Hadid took on a new challenge: designing a luxurious condominium complex over the High Line, Manhattan’s famous elevated park.
Her 520 W. 28th St. is an architectural marvel. Located right next to New York’s High Line, the curvy condo building features forty apartments that are estimated to cost approximately $50 million. It has a private Spa Suite that residents can make a reservation for a couple of hours or the whole day. Imagine unwinding in a steam room or sauna, having a massage, or taking a swim in the cold plunge pool, all in the comfort of your apartment building.
Zaha’s designs are totally challenging and unconventional, which is what makes them so stunning. The stylish hand-rubbed metal frontage of the building is driven by a continuous line that circles its way into the sky.
It has a vast terrace space of 2552 sq.ft., which includes the roof patio with an extra 334 sq.ft. of private balconies. Residents are going to have access to a 75-foot indoor swimming pool that includes numerous amenities such as massage treatment beds, steam room, cold press juice bar, chaise lounges, gymnasium, private spa, steam room and an IMAX movie theater, among other amenities. A separate spa suite having waterfall shower, spa pool and cold plunge pool makes it a terrific area for relaxation.
Residents can have fun in the High Line while maintaining exclusivity. The double-height entrance lobby provides sights beyond to an outdoor garden and residents’ communal areas. The large courtyard and terraces further improve the residential experience and playrooms, indoor spa and pool, a large roof terrace and entertainment space provide even greater options to entertain and relax. These options will be part of a rich amenities and service program suiting the discerning lavishness potential buyer to which the property will appeal.
The noteworthy features of every apartment at the monumental piece of art consist of signature Zaha Hadid touch. Beautiful wide-plank white oak flooring adds texture and warmth all through the dwellings and the huge master bedroom suites consist of linen closets, en-suite master bathrooms, and large dressing rooms or walk-in closets.
The ultramodern structure features 11 stories with 21 interlaced floors and setback terraces. She came together with the high-end Italian millworker Boffi on the kitchens and bathrooms that are equipped with Gaggenau appliances and electrochromic glass in the bathrooms, which offer privacy by frosting at the touch of a button.
As the triplex penthouse provides south, north, and east views of Manhattan from a rooftop patio more than 2,000 sq.ft., the balcony and terrace doors easily slide open at the push of a button, linking indoor and outdoor space.