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Brazilian Architect Isay Weinfeld To Build 36 High Line Condos

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In a formerly industrial swath of West Chelsea, once home to longstanding nightclub the Pink Elephant and a gas station, 36 luxury condos will rise. Centaur Properties and Greyscale Development Group bought the through-block site between 27th and 28th streets and Tenth and Eleventh avenues last year for $45 million, and just announced plans to erect two 11-story condo buildings that connect in the middle. Given that the High Line is a development magnet of insane proportions, and that the site they bought is right next to a swooping structure on the rise designed by Zaha Hadid (to name just one), it's not surprising that the developers are moving ahead. Called the Jardim—"garden" in Portuguese—the building at 527 West 27th Street will be avant-garde Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld's very first project in New York City.

The 36 apartments will include one- to four-bedrooms, many of which will have private outdoor space. A driveway will cut through from 27th to 28th streets, creating a private garden for residents.

Weinfield, who will be responsible for both the facade and the interiors, is designing a host of amenities, too. Besides the garden, include parking, an indoor pool, a gym, a massage room, a children's playroom, private storage, and bike storage.
· Jardim [teaser site]
· Centaur bets again on West Chelsea with $45M buy [TRD]
· Mapping the Many Developments Rising Around the High Line [Curbed]