Peek Inside the Zaha Hadid-Designed Residences at 520 West 28th Street

Residents are expected to start moving into the Zaha Hadid-designed 520 West 28th Street.The celebrated architect  Zaha Hadid, who died in March, has left a sparkling stamp on New York’s skyline. Residents are expected to start moving into the luxury Hadid-designed condo at 520 West 28th Street, a glass-walled, curvaceous structure that boasts an IMAX theater and a $50 million penthouse, early next year. “Only a fortunate few will have the opportunity to live inside this work of art,” says Greg Gushee, executive vice president of Related Companies, the building’s developer. “But its artistic qualities and rare architectural integrity will be appreciated for generations to come.” Gushee refuses to divulge how many units have sold, but confirms that numerous apartments have gone for as much as $15 million each.

Hadid was notable for designing structures that often never got built, so the city is doubly fortunate, given the recent announcement that a second project, at 220 Eleventh Avenue—one of the last designs the architect completed before her death—is moving forward. Hadid’s work is “truly expressive and unlike anything we have traditionally seen in New York,” says Benjamin Prosky, executive director of the American Institute of Architects’ New York chapter. “These buildings are a great asset for the city.”

A view of the living room.A view of the living room.


The modern kitchen.The modern kitchen.


Glass walls provide a gorgeous view.Glass walls provide a gorgeous view.


A peek at the bathroom.A peek at the bathroom.


The balcony overlooks the city.The balcony overlooks the city.