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Holy Shigeru! West Chelsea's Metal Shutter Houses Exposed!

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He came, he saw, he shuttered. Japenese starchitect (and Cooper Union alum!) Shigeru Ban's high-end take on bodegas rich people can sleep in has been unveiled in the West Chelsea Starchitecture District, after recently teasing us with a reveal. Peep the MSH archives for renderings and a trip down memory lane, when building seven-unit buildings priced at $3,000/sf made total sense. That's Gehry's IAC and Selldorf's 520 West Chelsea on either side. Maybe the mechanized shutters are meant to keep High Liners' prying eyes out?
· Metal Shutter Houses coverage [Curbed]
· Metal Shutter Houses [Official Site]