When the High Line is finally completed, a number of new space-age-looking buildings will be shoved up next to it and looming over it, not that we're complaining. The latest, per CityRealty, is developer Alf Naman's HL23. Naman is already developing Jean Nouvel's 100 Eleventh Avenue near the High Line, but the 14-story HL23 will be practically on the thing. The condo building, designed by Neil Denari, is at 517 West 23rd Street, right next to Lindy Roy's trippy High Line 519 (which you can catch a glimpse of in the rendering). Here's some color:
The Denari design rises from a very narrow base and cantilevers out over the High Line and has diagonal columns and stainless steel panels with some soft, almost folded, curves on its facade. The building will have two duplexes on its bottom and top floors and 9 floor-through apartments ranging in size from about 1,900 square feet to 2,600 square feet. The penthouse unit has 3,700 square feet and a terrace.
Apartments are expected to go on sale later this month at prices ranging from about $2.65 million to $10.5 million.
In March 2006, the developer presented plans to Community Board 4 also calling for a "ground floor gallery located beneath the High Line," but the outcome of that little detail is unclear.
· Foundation work starts for Denari building next to the High Line [CityRealty]