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Chevron-Patterned Buildings

520 West 28th Street is Zaha Hadid's First NYC High Line Commission

— July 18, 2013 — Art & Design
Renowned architect Zaha Hadid has won the world over numerous times with her architectural feats, but that doesn't mean there aren't still some firsts for her; in this case, 520 West 28th Street will be her first New York City High Line commission. An 11 storey condominium, 520 West 28th Street boasts "floor-to-ceiling glass walls, wrap-around terraces for each unit, and amenities like an indoor pool and spa," according to PSFK.

What really makes 520 West 28th Street stand out, however, is its unusual stack-like silhouette as well as its chevron pattern on the facade. A popular and bold pattern right now, it gives the building a subtle futuristic feel that captures the vibrant and historical essence of the location. Hadid reveals, "With an arrangement that reinvents the spatial experience, each residence will have its own distinctive identity, offering multiple perspectives and exciting views of the neighbourhood."
Trend Themes
1. Chevron-patterned Facades - Opportunity for architectural firms to incorporate chevron patterns on buildings for a unique and futuristic aesthetic.
2. High Line Commissions - Potential for more renowned architects to create stunning projects along the High Line in New York City, attracting tourists and luxury real estate buyers.
3. Distinctive Residences - Demand for residential buildings offering unique identities and multiple perspectives, encouraging architects to create innovative spatial arrangements.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Architectural firms can introduce chevron patterns and innovative spatial arrangements to create visually striking buildings.
2. Real Estate - Luxury real estate developers can leverage High Line commissions to attract wealthy buyers seeking exclusive and aesthetically pleasing properties.
3. Tourism - The High Line commissions can boost tourism in the area as visitors flock to experience the architectural marvels along the elevated park.
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