Zaha Hadid's final New York City apartment building has robot valets and a private IMAX theater

07 Mar 2017 by BIASC - Staff

 

Zaha Hadid, one of the most visionary architects of our time, died at age 65 in March 2016.

 

Over the span of her career, the controversial and uncompromising architect created award-winning museums, condos, stadiums, and pavilions. In her last years, she took on a new challenge: designing a luxury condo complex over the High Line, Manhattan's famed elevated park.

 

The new condo building will be impressive, with an intricate metal and glass facade sculpted piece by piece. Inside, the high-rise will boast a parking garage with an automatic vallet system and the city's first private 3D IMAX theater.

 

Developer Related Companies broke ground in 2014. Samantha Zola, a spokesperson for the building, tells Business Insider that the building will open in June 2017. Approximately 50% of the units are in contract, according to StreetEasy.

 

Since it was Hadid's first NYC building and one of her last designs, it will remain a testament to her legacy.

 

Hadid, the first woman and Muslim to win the Pritzker Prize (widely considered the Nobel Prize of architecture), changed the industry forever with her futuristic buildings. 520 West 28th Street will serve as a testament to her creative vision. In 2016, Business Insider toured one of the model units.

 

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