The new gallery space located below the High Line, and next to Zaha Hadid’s 520 West 28th Street, debuted to the public last week. High Line Nine, as this space is known, consists of several gallery spaces that range in size from 650 square feet to 1,800 square feet. Tenants at High Line Nine include Kasmin, Leila Heller Gallery, Hollis Taggart Gallery, and ZieherSmith. High Line Nine is also home to a cafe and wine bar called il Piccolo Ristoro.
High Line Nine’s tenants have access to a host of amenities including advertising and PR services, a catering kitchen, WiFi, garbage removal, cleaning of the common areas, and security services. In addition to the High Line Nine, Related Companies is also developing five other adjacent galleries. High Line Nine and the adjacent galleries were designed by studioMDA.
And Related Companies isn’t the only developer in the area developing such spaces; Sherwood Equities is also planning to bring four new galleries at the base of the KPF-designed condo at 500 West 21st Street. While Chelsea has always been a haven for galleries, the throng of visitors to the High Line has encouraged developers to activate the space below the elevated park, and attract even more art-lovers to the area.