Archinect - News 2016-07-28T04:44:14-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149947436/inside-the-zaha-hadid-designed-50-million-high-line-penthouse Inside the Zaha Hadid-designed $50 million High Line penthouse Julia Ingalls 2016-05-25T14:00:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T01:07:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pz/pz0teexe9oivb3t8.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The cherry atop 520 West 28th, Penthouse 37 contains five bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms, including a corner master suite with two windowed dressing rooms and his-and-hers baths nestled on its lower level, which also houses three guest en-suite bedrooms, a utility room, and a wet bar.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Running at a little over $7,269 a square foot, Zaha Hadid's one and only <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145736562/liz-diller-gets-high-discussing-the-high-line-s-development-with-christopher-hawthorne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Line</a>-adjacent luxury penthouse design features a sinuous metal exterior with floor to ceiling glass windows between 10th and 11th avenues in Chelsea.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106323/ismael-leyva-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ismael Levya Architects</a> worked with Zaha Hadid Architects to create the 39-unit condominium, which offers starter units at $25 million.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4e/4en41taxlhvfbjwj.jpg">&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e9/e98noesdix20rtsu.jpg"></p><p>The latest on Zaha Hadid Architects:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945845/to-thrive-post-zaha-koolhaas-says-zha-should-emulate-high-fashion-brands" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To thrive post-Zaha, Koolhaas says ZHA should emulate high fashion brands</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941758/zha-after-zaha-patrik-schumacher-on-zaha-and-what-s-next-for-the-firm-on-archinect-sessions-61" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZHA after Zaha: Patrik Schumacher on Zaha and what's next for the firm, on Archinect Sessions #61</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944678/hans-ulrich-obrist-and-etel-adnan-remember-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hans Ulrich Obrist and Etel Adnan remember Zaha Hadid</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937008/across-from-hudson-yards-architect-proposes-9-acre-floating-island-as-an-encore-to-the-high-line Across from Hudson Yards, architect proposes 9-acre floating island as an encore to the High Line Dana Schulz 2016-03-29T12:59:00-04:00 >2016-03-30T09:00:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/93/93490qzc2yevarf6.jpg" width="514" height="357" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The plan would build five interconnected pyramid-shaped buildings, comprised of an art center, restaurants, and publicly accessible open spaces. A circular elevated promenade would encircle the island, which Kaufman says would contrast to the linear procession of the High Line. At ground level there will be a central reflecting pool with a promenade leading out to a marina.</p></em><br /><br /><p>New York architect&nbsp;<a href="http://www.eytankaufman.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eytan Kaufman</a>&nbsp;has drawn up a conceptual plan for a nine-acre floating island across from Hudson Yards. The scheme, called&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.highcircle.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hub on the Hudson</a></strong>, would connect the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2191/high-line" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">final leg of the High Line</a>&nbsp;with a pedestrian bridge over the West Side Highway that connects to the circular-shaped cultural and recreational center&nbsp;700 feet into the river.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145730937/updated-renderings-revealed-for-bjarke-ingels-high-line-twin-ish-towers Updated renderings revealed for Bjarke Ingels' High Line twin(ish) towers Alexander Walter 2016-01-14T14:10:00-05:00 >2016-01-19T20:02:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/49/491d773c072f91ded6c66bb3b97b5d7d.jpg" width="514" height="376" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The project&rsquo;s makeup is evidently still undergoing changes, as the developers have waffled between either hotel or office options in the base of the buildings... Given the sky-high prices developers can obtain for office space in Meatpacking and surrounding blocks, office may indeed make more sense than hotel... In any case, the buildings will become the most prominent in the neighborhood by a significant margin. The two towers will stand 28 and 38 floors apiece...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141735417/revealed-bjarke-ingels-brand-new-high-line-towers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">REVEALED: Bjarke Ingels&rsquo; Brand New High Line Towers</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/144980306/the-nyt-takes-a-stroll-along-the-high-line-with-moshe-safdie The NYT takes a stroll along the High Line with Moshe Safdie Alexander Walter 2016-01-04T19:30:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T01:11:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2w/2wenffcykslvxljn.jpg" width="514" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In recent years, Mr. Safdie, 77, whose visit to New York coincided with &ldquo;Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie,&rdquo; an exhibition through Jan. 10 at the National Academy Museum, rediscovered the merits of his Habitat 67. [...] &ldquo;The term &lsquo;starchitect&rsquo; makes me uncomfortable,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s superficial. It creates expectations.&rdquo; &ldquo;I&rsquo;m not against spectacle,&rdquo; he said, adding after a ruminative pause, &ldquo;but for me, that&rsquo;s not the journey.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118274718/moshe-safdie-warns-architects-against-the-seduction-of-computers-in-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moshe Safdie warns architects against the seduction of computers in design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115663589/moshe-safdie-to-receive-the-2015-aia-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moshe Safdie to receive the 2015 AIA Gold Medal</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/61718175/the-walrus-magazine-discusses-safdie-s-walmart-funded-art-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Walrus Magazine discusses Safdie's Walmart-funded art museum</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/144964221/turn-the-2-into-housing-or-a-park-or-a-solar-array-christopher-hawthorne-s-pitch-for-one-of-la-s-most-awkward-freeways Turn the 2 into housing (or a park or a solar array): Christopher Hawthorne's pitch for one of LA's most awkward freeways Nicholas Korody 2016-01-04T13:58:00-05:00 >2016-01-17T21:59:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tp/tpmu30msgofmwkrr.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An elevated park filling a retired stretch of freeway may sound reminiscent of the High Line, the hugely popular park built along an abandoned elevated train line in Manhattan. In symbolic and practical terms, the potential of a remade 2 spur is greater than even that project. It would take a working stretch of freeway in Los Angeles, a city still synonymous with car culture, and reinvent it as a vibrant, diverse urban landscape.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Critics rarely take advantage of their position to propose urban initiatives of their own, but when they do, it usually merits some serious consideration.<br><br>Christopher Hawthorne has issued an inventive, but well-reasoned, proposal to remake the awkward terminus of the 2 Freeway, where it "bends south and west from Interstate 5 and dips into Silver Lake and Echo Park, two miles or so from downtown Los Angeles," into a new urban space.</p><p>Noting the general feasibility of the idea &ndash; similar projects have had little to no harmful effect on traffic conditions &ndash; Hawthorne asserts that transforming the freeway could turn "noise into quiet, gray into green, dangerous into healthful, a no man's land into a destination."<br><br>Hawthorne proposes a variety of possible programs, from parkland to housing to storm water treatment (or all of the above), rather than prescribe a single idea. In the process, his call reads more as an invitation for designers than an edict.<br><br>He concludes by suggesting a glimmering ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/143609533/something-like-a-new-golden-age-of-public-art-in-nyc Something like a new golden age of public art in NYC Nam Henderson 2015-12-18T09:06:00-05:00 >2015-12-18T12:40:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bk/bkg80yf7or3ohsnp.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I hate this historical turn, which for me is contained most neatly in the High Line...The trend I mean is this: toward ersatz, privatized public spaces built by developers; sterile, user-friendly, cleansed adult playgrounds with generic environments that produce the innocuous stupor of elevator music; inane urban utopias with promenades, perches, pleasant embellishments, rest stops, refreshments, and compliance codes.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Jerry Saltz analyzes how the rise of bad,&nbsp;privatized public spaces&nbsp;has actually been great for public art. However, these "<em>nightmares of synthetic space</em>" bring&nbsp;with them significant&nbsp;downsides such as a loss of "<em>quietness, slowness, whimsy, stillness, different rhythms, anything uneasy, aimless, inner-directed, accidental, odd...room for silence</em>".</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/143440911/what-if-perkins-eastman-s-green-line-proposal-turns-broadway-into-a-40-block-park-in-the-heart-of-manhattan What if: Perkins Eastman's "Green Line" proposal turns Broadway into a 40-block park in the heart of Manhattan Alexander Walter 2015-12-15T14:39:00-05:00 >2015-12-16T07:24:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/12/12b099bd80f111f732c548a34a3dcc34.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Perkins Eastman is taking two of the best-loved urban land-use stories of the Bloomberg era&mdash;the High Line and Times Square&mdash;and combining them into one. The Green Line extends the logic of changes that have already taken root along the limited stretch of Broadway running through Times Square. [...] proposal builds on the work of Jan Gehl and Sn&oslash;hetta, the architects who pedestrianized Times Square. Yet it also echoes the High Line by James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/141735417/revealed-bjarke-ingels-brand-new-high-line-towers REVEALED: Bjarke Ingels’ Brand New High Line Towers Alyssa Alimurung 2015-11-23T11:02:00-05:00 >2015-11-30T23:10:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lq/lq5mg0x4cf77qnjf.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Back in February it was revealed that HFZ Capital Group was in talks to bring a &ldquo;monumental&rdquo; new structure to a lot at 76 11th Avenue in the Meatpacking District. And between shortlisted architects Rem Koolhaas and Bjarke Ingels, in April the developer decided to move forward with starchitect-of-the-moment Ingels for the high-profile project. Now Yimby has our first look at the design that may rise along the coveted High Line site.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/139942698/james-corner-field-operations-chosen-to-design-national-building-museum-s-summer-2016-installation James Corner Field Operations chosen to design National Building Museum's summer 2016 installation Julia Ingalls 2015-10-28T14:25:00-04:00 >2015-11-04T23:30:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5r/5rbvzzrpcvch8p36.jpg" width="514" height="497" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/jcfo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Corner Field Operations</a>&nbsp;(JCFO)&nbsp;has been selected to design the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135574011/the-beach-to-be-reincarnated-in-arts-competition-for-d-c-s-dupont-underground-initiative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Building Museum</a>'s Summer Block Party 2016 installation.&nbsp;The National Building Museum selected JCFO&nbsp;after the success of 2015's "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131329607/snarkitecture-s-10-000-sq-ft-indoor-beach-at-the-national-building-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The BEACH</a>," an installation designed by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/94643/snarkitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Snarkitecture</a>&nbsp;that allowed 180,000 Washington, D.C. museum goers to experience the beach via an ocean of one million translucent plastic balls (and a few monochromatic deck chairs). More information about the 2016 summer design, which main man James Corner said "will be an&nbsp;opportunity to explore something new and unexpected,"&nbsp;will be released in the spring.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/le/le53djte9zbaixaj.jpg"></p><p>For more of Archinect's coverage of James Corner Field Operations:</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ee/eernndra8zfes8a0.jpg"><br>&bull; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/42091921/james-corner-field-operations-winning-design-for-navy-pier-redesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Corner Field Operations&rsquo; Winning Design for Navy Pier Redesign</a></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ve/vepmoyq1j2li5c1m.jpg"><br>&bull; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123673986/field-operations-to-helm-new-miami-underline-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Field Operations to Helm New Miami Underline Project</a></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/57/572e7fc6b2cf3b80cf156a50ee7d61bc.jpg"><br>&bull;&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82542688/james-corner-field-operations-selected-for-nicollet-mall-redesign-in-minneapolis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Corner Field Operations selected for Nicollet Mall redesign in Minneapolis</a>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nz/nzmu71gicj4s2trj.jpg"><br>&bull; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127176132/eco-gentrification-or-the-social-ramifications-of-urban-greening" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Eco-Gentrification," or the social ramifications of "urban greening"</a></p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/134577514/zaha-hadid-designs-sculptural-safety-canopy-over-the-high-line Zaha Hadid designs sculptural safety canopy over the High Line Alexander Walter 2015-08-18T16:16:00-04:00 >2015-08-18T17:08:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/10/108bbzqq6rlr0pqr.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Whenever one of the millions of buildings under construction flanking the High Line hit a certain height, the developer is required to put up a shed over the park [...] except, it seems, when it's for a building by [...] Zaha Hadid. Then it's not just a shed protecting passersby, it's a 112-foot long sculptural installation&mdash;in this case entitled Allong&eacute;&mdash;designed by Hadid to give a sneak preview of the swooping forms of her building, which has just hit High Line level [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7t/7tjn4auyiivl9308.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7c/7c893d7ab6d79145501b9308d5236f4f.jpg"></p><p>Photos of ZHA's <em>Allong&eacute;</em> scaffolding/canopy by Scott Lynch. Head over to <a href="http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/08/18/zaha_hadid_unveils_a_swooping_canopy_over_the_high_line.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Curbed NY</a> to see more images.</p><p>The initial announcement of Hadid's High Line condo building on Archinect in 2013 was a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77134027/zaha-hadid-architects-commissioned-to-design-high-line-condo-to-be-first-hadid-project-in-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">topic not without much commentary</a>.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77134027/zaha-hadid-architects-commissioned-to-design-high-line-condo-to-be-first-hadid-project-in-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0bev6c939tvbop3g.jpg"></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128788844/high-line-co-founder-joshua-david-appointed-world-monuments-fund-president High Line co-founder Joshua David appointed World Monuments Fund president Alexander Walter 2015-06-04T13:28:00-04:00 >2015-06-10T00:04:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ut/utcl29t5d3rt76vi.jpg" width="200" height="200" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The New York-based World Monuments Fund announced [...] that Joshua David, the co-founder of New York&rsquo;s High Line&mdash;a major urban regeneration project that has inspired similar initiatives in places such as Paris and Philadelphia&mdash;will succeed Bonnie Burnham as president of the non-profit heritage preservation organisation. Burnham is to retire in November after 30 years in the post. [...] David announced in late January that he was stepping down as president of the Friends of the High Line.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/128710925/olafur-eliasson-wants-you-to-design-utopia-out-of-legos Olafur Eliasson Wants You to Design Utopia (Out of Legos) Nicholas Korody 2015-06-03T13:11:00-04:00 >2015-06-08T11:16:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/op/op8ptn8j6agwv0n5.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...The Collectivity Project is about more than just play. Eliasson conceived of the project as a way to bring people together and allow them to create a utopian society, if only in miniature form. The idea, which is up until September 30, is at home at the 10th Avenue and West 30th Street section of the High Line, where the sounds of construction buzz in the background.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The project, which has previously had iterations in Norway and Albania, comprises a station set up on the High Line with piles of white lego pieces. The public is invited to collaborate on creating a miniature city. To kick off the fun, the High Line invited ten of the city's best-known firms &ndash; BIG, David M. Schwarz Architects, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, James Corner Field Operations, OMA New York, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Selldorf Architects, SHoP, Steven Holl Architects &ndash; to create one "visionary structure or construction."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dy/dy8ncbnss757ibki.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lr/lrvh920se46nlp55.jpg"></p><p>Olafur Eliasson is a Danish-Icelandic artist known for large-scale, immersive installations that involve elemental materials, including light, heat, and water. For example, last year he turned&nbsp;the galleries of the Louisiana Museum in Denmark into a '<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106942694/olafur-eliasson-turns-louisiana-moma-into-a-riverbed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">riverbed</a>.' A few years ago, he gained major attention for a series of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76751/olafur-eliasson-the-east-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">man-made waterfall structures</a> in New York's East River. Eliasson also works in architecture often, such as with...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127176132/eco-gentrification-or-the-social-ramifications-of-urban-greening "Eco-Gentrification," or the social ramifications of "urban greening" Nicholas Korody 2015-05-12T15:38:00-04:00 >2015-05-18T22:41:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nz/nzmu71gicj4s2trj.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The High Line is...a perfect example of &ldquo;environmental gentrification&rdquo; &ndash; the growing phenomenon of rising property values in the wake of a large-scale urban greening project... While intended to serve existing residents, in reality it tends to increase land values to the point that those who live there are forced to leave. This exodus in turn transforms the sociological contours of the area and, by extension, the spatial segregation of the entire city.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/120502832/koolhaas-to-design-new-high-line-project Koolhaas to design new High Line project Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-11T13:16:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T19:25:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nl/nl3l7jweoiqqf6bz.jpg" width="514" height="643" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gimme Shelter has learned exclusively that developer The Related Companies has hired Rem Koolhaas to design their new High Line project on W. 18th St.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Thirty-seven years after <em>Delirious New York</em>, Koolhaas may finally have a building in New York City. While OMA has worked on a variety of commercial interiors in NYC before, as well as being a part of HUD's Rebuilding by Design, the High Line residence will be the firm's first "ground-up" building in the city. That title might have belonged to OMA's 23 East 22nd Street residential tower, if it weren't wiped off of the drawing board by the 2008 recession.</p><p>Koolhaas' project will join fellow starchitect Zaha Hadid's 520 West 28th Street on the High Line, under the same developer, The Related Companies.</p><p><a href="http://www.world-architects.com/architecture-news/headlines/Koolhaas_to_Build_in_NYC_Finally_2555" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>h/t world-architects.com</em></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110100332/photographing-the-extreme-transformation-of-the-meatpacking-district Photographing the Extreme Transformation of the Meatpacking District Alexander Walter 2014-09-29T13:12:00-04:00 >2014-10-02T13:35:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/67/6765bdcd7a7611f089742b9863f4b41b.jpg" width="514" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Perhaps no part of Manhattan has changed as dramatically since the 1980s as the Meatpacking District. Located on the Lower West Side, the district has gone from a blue-collar warehouse district with a seedy side into a hyper-luxurious, bustling neighborhood. From the High Line to the expensive shops and restaurants along the old cobblestone streets, everything looks quite different from when Brian Rose first brought his camera to the Meatpacking District.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/109562349/the-final-segment-of-the-high-line-is-stunningly-refreshing The Final Segment of the High Line Is Stunningly Refreshing Alexander Walter 2014-09-22T13:38:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T12:17:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/27/27e43990a64f9658733c947dc172474e.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There are some deft variations on the design themes of the two older sections, and they show some gentle wit, a quality that was absent in 2009 and 2011, when these earlier portions, which run from Little West 12th Street to West 30th Street, were completed. Now, for example, you can actually walk on old train tracks, rather than look wistfully at the remnants of the tracks poking up amid the plantings.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/107712447/along-the-high-line-top-this Along the High Line: Top This! Alexander Walter 2014-08-29T13:42:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T20:39:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sd/sd6ip7kfgtbyg6dv.jpg" width="514" height="393" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The facades of his 515 Highline, a 12-unit condo at 515 West 29th Street in West Chelsea that will almost touch the elevated park, will be rippled like the surface of a sea. And Soori High Line, a 27-unit condo across the street at 522 West 29th, will have not only rooftop pools [...]. More than a dozen lower-floor apartments will also come with private pools to allow residents to float above it all while contemplating the brash buildings that increasingly populate the surrounding blocks.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/105326910/behold-the-first-look-inside-zaha-hadid-s-high-line-condos Behold, The First Look Inside Zaha Hadid's High Line Condos Alexander Walter 2014-07-29T14:49:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T21:56:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ce/ce327100bc9636a93e33d296b3e7209d.jpg" width="200" height="150" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zaha Hadid's swooping, spaceship-like condo building along the High Line is just about the most exciting of the many buildings on the rise in West Chelsea and the dozens of projects designed by starchitects in New York City. Mind-boggling renderings of the wavy exterior? Check. Some voluptuous floorplans, plus pricing? Check. Here now, the first look inside the West 28th Street condos, with two unreleased renderings snagged by a tipster.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77134027/zaha-hadid-architects-commissioned-to-design-high-line-condo-to-be-first-hadid-project-in-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects commissioned to design High Line condo, to be first Hadid project in NYC</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98435205/nyc-chief-city-planner-amanda-burden-on-public-space-and-densification NYC chief city planner Amanda Burden on public space and densification Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-21T13:07:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T16:28:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xk/xkww242yn2k1pe1m.jpg" width="376" height="600" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If there is any one lesson that I have learned in my life as a city planner, it is that public spaces have power. It's not just the number of people using them, it's the even greater number of people who feel better about their city just knowing that they are there. Public space can change how you live in a city, how you feel about a city, whether you choose one city over another, and public space is one of the most important reasons why you stay in a city.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Amanda Burden served as New York City's chief planner under Mayor Bloomberg, leading such revitalization projects as the High Line and Brooklyn's waterfront. You can watch the full TED talk below, or read the complete transcript <a href="http://www.ted.com/talks/amanda_burden_how_public_spaces_make_cities_work/transcript" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92457261/high-lines-and-park-life-why-more-green-isn-t-always-greener-for-cities High Lines and park life: why more green isn't always greener for cities Archinect 2014-01-30T14:13:00-05:00 >2014-01-31T09:55:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/644157a6901fae1d176e59a8007c8e7e.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One obvious answer to these conundrums is increased focus on "sustainability", along with the questionable notion that because something has a lot of vegetation on it, it must be good for the environment. Accordingly, urban farms are part of this peculiar trend. As early as the mid-1980s, Prince Charles advocated turning the depopulated streets of central Liverpool into farmland, something which seemed connected to his war against modern architecture around the same time...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/84370786/the-high-line-effect-by-jennifer-williams-adds-a-new-twist-to-architectural-photography “The High Line Effect” by Jennifer Williams adds a new twist to architectural photography Justine Testado 2013-10-17T13:39:00-04:00 >2013-10-21T19:01:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e3/e3wsxp0dywvjsegs.jpg" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Photographer Jennifer Williams' upcoming "The High Line Effect" exhibition at the Robert Mann Gallery in New York presents the recently constructed High Line with a Dada-esque collage aesthetic, adding a twist &mdash; so to speak &mdash; to architectural photography. This latest exhibition from Williams uniquely critiques construction, while also giving commentary on real estate development, zoning laws, habitation patterns, and other urban-living and architectural issues.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>With an interest in the growth of new luxury buildings, other current projects of Williams include Renzo Piano&rsquo;s new Whitney Museum and Zaha Hadid&rsquo;s proposed condominium.</em></p> <p> <em>The opening reception will be on Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m. The exhibition can also be viewed online starting that day.</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gm/gmrt6rq3pj2jxgby.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/80088428/vincent-scully-prize-awarded-to-friends-of-the-high-line-co-founders-joshua-david-robert-hammond Vincent Scully Prize Awarded to Friends of the High Line Co-Founders Joshua David & Robert Hammond Justine Testado 2013-08-22T20:22:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T19:08:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jc/jcbefx26h2me0f0v.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The National Building Museum has awarded Joshua David and Robert Hammond the fifteenth Vincent Scully Prize for their New York City urban revitalization project, High Line. After the first section of the High Line opened in 2009, it became a catalyst for the renewal and investment of Manhattan's West Side. The project is viewed as an inspirational model for other repurpose projects and community activism worldwide.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2191/high-line" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see more High Line news on Archinect.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/77134027/zaha-hadid-architects-commissioned-to-design-high-line-condo-to-be-first-hadid-project-in-nyc Zaha Hadid Architects commissioned to design High Line condo, to be first Hadid project in NYC Archinect 2013-07-15T14:03:00-04:00 >2016-02-14T18:30:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l6/l64o8x7pagiui1wc.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 11-story development will feature approximately 37 residences of up to 5,500 square feet, focusing on expansive, gracious layouts with 11-foot ceilings, thoughtful technological integration and state-of-the-art finishes and features. Designed with multiple elevator cores, a majority of the residences will have a private vestibule and entrance that adds to the intimacy of the building.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related Companies, New York's premier residential developer, today announced that it has commissioned world renowned Zaha Hadid Architects to design a boutique condominium adjacent to the High Line at 520 West 28th Street in Chelsea just south of Hudson Yards. The 11-story residential development will mark Hadid's first commission in New York City, leaving an indelible mark on the High Line's architecture map and continuing Related's storied history of partnering with world-class architects and designers.</p> <p> "We are proud to partner with Zaha Hadid Architects and to continue Related's commitment to the very best in urban architecture," said Jeff Blau, CEO of Related Companies. "This development will be truly unique within the city's architectural offerings, and will pave the way for future architectural achievements on Manhattan's west side."</p> <p> The development's bold design captures the richness of the location's vibrant and historic urban context, where a fascinating interplay bet...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/66160221/competition-for-a-toronto-high-line Competition for a Toronto High Line Archinect 2013-01-24T13:04:00-05:00 >2013-01-24T13:05:25-05:00 <em><p>In New York City, an elevated freight rail lane in west Manhattan became the High Line, a celebrated linear park running through a busy part of the borough. Design firm Workshop Architecture hopes that one of Toronto&rsquo;s hydro corridors can be similarly transformed into a continuous recreation area for Toronto&rsquo;s pedestrians and cyclists, and that an international contest soliciting ideas for the space will help hasten the process.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/61717464/philadelphia-dreams-of-a-low-line-too Philadelphia dreams of a low-line too Archinect 2012-11-19T12:26:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T19:37:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2e/2eyndrmdjl8h9wh7.jpg" width="514" height="273" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The idea of creating a low-line companion to Philadelphia's planned high line has so gripped imaginations that a team of top designers has volunteered to sketch ideas for a belowground trail on the west side of Broad St. Tours are now practically weekly events conducted by Paul van Meter, who first proposed a low-line park. There's one hitch: A new city plan just earmarked the low-line trench for a high-speed bus route that would connect a string of cultural venues to the heart of downtown.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/61675985/plans-unveiled-for-london-s-linear-park Plans Unveiled for London’s Linear Park Anna Johnson 2012-11-18T23:37:00-05:00 >2012-11-18T23:37:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/00ysnc55oxmzj1oc.jpg" width="514" height="426" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London&rsquo;s love affair with the urban planning masterpiece that is New York&rsquo;s High Line is intensifying as plans for the city&rsquo;s newest urban garden space are revealed. The newly-unveiled Linear Park marks the city&rsquo;s latest foray into urban parkland design. The unveiling took place at a major event hosted by landscape architects Camlins and property developers Ballymore.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/60499616/studio-gang-unveils-design-for-new-office-tower-near-the-high-line Studio Gang unveils design for new office tower near the High Line Archinect 2012-11-01T12:12:00-04:00 >2012-11-17T18:30:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1m/1mc0hoxrvgdy8a07.jpg" width="200" height="222" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Jeanne Gang will soon join the likes of Neil Denari, Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, and Shigeru Ban with a new project near the High Line in New York City. The roughly 180,000-square-foot office tower will rise along 10th Avenue between 13th and 14th streets, pending city approval.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/59095386/why-cities-want-parks-in-the-sky Why cities want parks in the sky Nam Henderson 2012-10-11T16:35:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T20:04:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vc/vce0hxmbzn73a534.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It has been so popular that other cities are following suit, with plans to replicate the formula in London. What is the secret of its success?</p></em><br /><br /><p> Following the success of NYC High Line park/project, cities around the world from: London, Chicago,&nbsp;Philadelphia and Rotterdam are looking to replicate their own versions. Robin Banerji reports that some are even hoping to use "<em>more besides disused railways</em>". She also touches on some of the value added results of the park's success.</p> <p> Photo via the <a href="http://www.thehighline.org/galleries/images/high-line-flickr-pool" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.thehighline.org/galleries/images/high-line-flickr-pool</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/57677484/video-and-photos-high-line-breaks-ground-on-its-3rd-and-final-section Video and Photos: High Line Breaks Ground on Its 3rd and Final Section yukaroni 2012-09-20T15:59:00-04:00 >2012-09-24T19:18:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u2/u2ros201sbnkzwyz.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The long-awaited final section of the High Line broke ground this morning. Mayor Bloomberg and Friends of the High Line kicked off Section 3, a.k.a. "The High Line at the Rail Yards," which will follow the rails from 30th to 34th streets to the north and south and from 10th to 12th Avenues east and west. When completed, the newest section will flow in seamlessly with the rest of the elevated park's design and will feature new benches, tables, and a children's play area.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The third and final section of the High Line broke ground today.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/55754232/disney-world-on-the-hudson Disney World on the Hudson Nam Henderson 2012-08-22T15:14:00-04:00 >2012-08-23T19:47:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0j/0j5enlt2lma0ii11.jpg" width="514" height="243" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While the park began as a grass-roots endeavor &mdash; albeit a well-heeled one &mdash; it quickly became a tool for the Bloomberg administration&rsquo;s creation of a new, upscale, corporatized stretch along the West Side.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Jeremiah Moss ( the pen name of the author of the blog <a href="http://vanishingnewyork.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vanishing New York</a>) penned an editorial on the High Line. Therein he argues the High Line "<em>has become a tourist-clogged catwalk and a catalyst for some of the most rapid gentrification in the city&rsquo;s history</em>".</p>