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505 WEST 19TH ST

chelsea high line, new york city

anticipated completion 2015

the new addition to the high line district in west chelsea features two ten-story buildings enveloping both sides of the elevated linear park. celebrating the rebirth of the historic railway, the two vertical structures seemingly float above the refined glass and dark metal podium, intersecting through a joint entry lobby spanning directly below the high line. the lobby exposes and reengages raw elements of the high line, featuring an expansive skylight highlighting the underside skeleton of the infrastructure and original columns that puncture through the entry interiors. all materials selected for the structure assimilate the vernacular of the high line and are derived to facilitate a notion towards timelessness. additionally, each of the eight-foot long casement windows are alternately angled to maximize views and retain privacy while allowing abundant light to flood the space and afford views of the hudson river, midtown, and the chelsea skyline. 

images courtesy of peter guthrie

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