One of our eagle-eyed tipsters (you could be one, too) spotted this heretofore unrevealed rendering of the new cluster of condos and commercial space set to rise at the corner of 19th Street and 10th Avenue, surrounding the High Line.
After checking out the rendering on developer HFZ Capital Group's website, our tipster was bummed that the glassy 10-story tower at 153 Tenth Avenue pictured above doesn't even come close to the grandeur or edginess of its high-profile neighbors: French starchitect Jean Nouvel's 100 Eleventh Avenue; Shigeru Ban's Metal Shutter Houses; or Frank Gehry's IAC Building. But there might still be a few tricks up HFZ's sleeve.
Some backstory: HFZ is headed by Ziel Feldman, who purchased three lots back in 2011 that will (pending zoning approval, according to Department of Buildings records) be combined and connected beneath the High Line to result in roughly 92,000 square feet of residential space and 8,000 square feet of commercial space. (Yup, part of the site used to be a Kamco warehouse, and looked like that photo (above right).) Other DOB filings reveal that the 120-foot-tall, 35-unit structure would boast duplex and one-story apartments (some with private terraces), a fitness spa, and parking for 19 bicycles and six cars. The developer's description of the building bluntly calls it "The Highline," but given copyright laws and all, maybe this is just a temporary moniker till HFZ comes up with a real name.
· Official site: 153 Tenth Avenue [HFZ Capital]
· Another Set of Condos Will Soon Tower Over the High Line [Curbed]
· High Line coverage [Curbed]
· HFZ Capital Group [Curbed]