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520 West 28th nominated as one of the best buildings to debut in New York City in 2017

Celebrating, chronicling and explaining homes, architecture, interior design, neighbourhoods and cities, Curbed has provided analysis, coverage, and insight on the housing industry since 2004. Curbed NY’s editors have looked back at the year and selected five exceptional projects at the best building to debut in New York City, with 520 W 28th by ZHA included in this year’s shortlist. Curbed’s readers vote for the winning project until December 11th: Vote Online

There is a powerful urban dynamic between the streets of New York and the High Line, a layered civic realm that has developed over generations and in many iterations. The design of 520 West 28th conveys this contextual relationship, applying innovative ideas and concepts to create the latest evolution of the site’s rich history.

The split levels of 520 West 28th provide varied living spaces and echo the multiple layers of public space on 28th Street and the High Line. These split levels are expressed within the interlocking chevrons of 520 West 28th’s hand-crafted steel façade which carries the spirit of Chelsea’s industrial past; its detailed workmanship continues the venerable tradition within New York’s historic architecture of enhancing the public realm.

This commitment to upholding the distinctive character of the neighbourhood has created a building with its own architectural presence, yet is very much of its surroundings.

Photograph by Hufton+Crow