As if the buildings designed by Zaha Hadid, Thomas Juul-Hansen and Kohn Pedersen Fox that are rising along the High Line right now weren't enough, add this one to the list. According to a press release, the Bauhouse Group just closed on an assemblage of land at 515 West 29th Street, which is just west of where the High Line curves as it approaches its third phase and the Hudson Yards area. On the site, which is made up of a parcel purchased from the Jangana family plus three separate air rights purchases, the developer plans to erect a structure with $100 million worth of luxury apartments and retail. It is apparently "the only property in Manhattan framed on two sides" by the value-adding juggernaut that is the High Line. Crucial detailsthe design architect, the building's height, etc.are all unclear as of yet, but this is definitely one to watch. Expect an announcement about the architect and the first renderings as soon as this spring.
· All West Chelsea coverage [Curbed]