If you're in the market for a swanky new penthouse in New York City, then you may want to check out the building on 520 West 28th Street. The nearly 7.000-square-foot apartment, which stands as the crown jewel of Zaha Hadid's first residential project in New York, is up for grabs—if you have $50 million to spare.
The Pritzker Prize-winning architect died suddenly of a heart attack in March at age 65, but her firm is continuing work on her current projects.
The price tag to live in one of the late starchitect's final designs is unquestionably a princely sum, but the space does deliver on opulence. According to the floor-plan, the suite offers up an enormous great room and easy access to the building's roof pavilion and garden. Other apartments in the building will set you back anywhere from $5 million to $25 million, depending on the space.
Gregory Gushee, the Related Companies developer behind the project, explained just how expensive the project cost them in a 2015 interview with the New York Times: "[The building is] modern and taking advantage of curves, which is hard to do in real estate—it's expensive to do, frankly—but the design was so compelling that we decided to spend the money."
While Hadid's legacy is likely to appeal to prospective buyers, the developers are also banking on the building's location to attract interested shoppers. It is. after all, situated on the Chelsea High Line, which puts the new Whitney Museum of American Art, the neighborhood's bevy of galleries, and other nearby attractions, all within walking distance.
"I've always been fascinated by the High Line and its possibilities for the city," Hadid told Dezeen last year. "Decades ago, I used to visit the galleries in the area and consider how to build along the route. It's very exciting to be building there now."