Over on West 23rd Street, pressed right up against the High Line, where a possible abode-to-be for Kanye West may one day sit up top, a futuristic 15-story pile of steel is rising into the stratosphere. This gravity-defying dazzler from architect Neil Denari is better known as HL23 and, after some stalls and troubles, this erector set of big beefy beams and gargantuan girders (and longtime Curbed obsession) is once again reaching for the sky. As it nears the tenth floor, it already towers over the little bit of heaven down below and is inching its way above Highline 519, a clutch of condos next door.
One thing that hasn't come down from the stratosphere: the prices. Streeteasy shows the sixth and seventh floors in contract, and units still on the market, like the tenth floor, carry similar $2,500-per-square-foot tabs. Breathtaking, indeed!
· Listing: HL 23 Tenth Floor [Brown Harris Stevens]
· All HL23 coverage [Curbed]