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High Line
Chelsea, New York

This 350,000 SF mixed-use project in West Chelsea straddles the High Line, a former elevated freight rail line that is now being converted into a public park. The unique site offered an opportunity to develop a dense urban complex with an unusual mix of uses - public park, shopping arcade, hotel, residential – and to position the High Line Park itself as the conceptual and physical center of the project.

The project is comprised of three basic elements: a four story commercial base, a 25 story residential tower and a 12 story hotel.

The commercial base surrounds the High Line and is organized around a through-block pedestrian passage defined by the High Line structure.

The residential tower has 71 apartments; units facing the High Line have small balconies. At the top, a shared roof garden and indoor common rooms offer commanding views of the city and Hudson River.

The 175 room five-star hotel is designed with a variety of room sizes, large baths and in some cases, open balconies. The hotel is equipped with conference facilities, a spa, a lap pool, a nightclub, a tea garden and several restaurants and bars. In warm weather, a rooftop bar can be set up on a large south-facing terrace; from there, one can see almost the entire length of the High Line.

This project was designed in conjunction with Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects PC in 2006-2008