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A Look Inside Zaha Hadid's First New York City Residences

A modern architectural marvel is nearly complete along The Highline in West Chelsea. 520 W 28th Street is the late Zaha Hadid's first project in New York City. The building by the Related Group is slated to open this summer.

They recently unveiled two model residences, and we took a look inside Residence 20, a 4 bedroom home situated on The Highline side of the building with views of the The Highline and the Empire State Building. The model has been elegantly designed by Jennifer Post.

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Zaha Hadid 520 W 28th New York City

520 W 28th is very iconic of Zaha Hadid's signature style. The design of the building is characterized by graceful curves that draw inspiration from nature. The facade of the building, with its rounded windows, is a contrast to the hard angles that typically dominate residential real estate. 

The facade of the building creates a chevron pattern, weaving the interior and exteriors of the residences into one free-flowing design. The south side of the building is being transformed into an area that will house new galleries and a sculpture garden. 

The building is comprised of 39 hand-crafted residences to which Hadid paid careful attention, incorporating her signature touch throughout. The most notable element is the curved windows in some of the rooms.

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Kitchens are custom design be Hadid in collaboration with luxury Italian brand, Boffi and feature a unique island sculpted from white marble and formed millwork and Gaggenau appliances. Master baths are finished with hand-selected white marble with a freestanding six-foot sculptural bathtub by Teuco Guzzini with fixtures by Dornbracht.


520 W 28th includes a luxurious package of amenities for its residents. There are four separate amenity spaces and concierge services provided by Luxury Attaché. Amenities include a gym by The Wright Fit, 75-foot  swimming pool with natural light, North America's first private IMAX theater, and an entertainment lounge with a private Highline terrace. 

Residents and guests are immediately greeted in style with the sculpted front desk and 34-foot feature wall in the lobby. It makes a stunning statement!

520 W 28th Street

Residence 20 

4 Bedroom | 4.5 Bath | $15,000,000

Zaha Hadid Model Residence

About Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid was born in Baghdad, Iraq and studied mathematics. In 1972, she moved to London to attend the Architectural Association School, marking the start of her foray into the world of architecture. 

Hadid founded Zaha Hadid Architects in 1979 and completed their first building in 1993 in Germany. Since, she has completed projects around the globe and has held numerous guest professorships at elite universities. Her work shed a new light on modern design and has grabbed attention around the world because of her use of fluid design.

Hadid was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004. She has also been included in lists such as Forbe's "World's Most Powerful Women" and TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the World. 

Hadid passed away suddenly from a heart attack in Miami on March 31, 2016 at the age of 65.