The final New York City building to be designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid may be changing course, according to plans filed with the city’s Department of Buildings.
The structure at 220 11th Avenue, developed by Moinian Group, was first announced back in 2016, just months after Hadid’s untimely death at the age of 65. At the time, Moinian said that the development was to be an 11-story mixed-use building, with “signature loft-like condominium residences,” along with a yet-to-be-determined cultural institution that the developer hopes will be a “hub” for the neighborhood.
But that appears to have changed: According to plans filed with the DOB on June 14, first reported by New York YIMBY, the project will now be a nine-story office building with bike storage and a rooftop terrace. Moinian Group did not respond to a request for comment at press time.
The plans also list Studios Architecture as the architect of record for the project; on previous plans, SLCE Architects had been attached along with Hadid’s firm. A rep for Zaha Hadid Architects sent Curbed the following statement: “Zaha Hadid Architects’ design responded to the brief for a mixed-use residential/cultural building for the site. We are no longer involved with the project.”
The site has been vacant since Moinian’s initial plans were announced in 2016, save for the installation of a Mark di Suvero sculpture at the site last year.