The late Zaha Hadid’s one and only residential contribution to the New York City skyline is the futuristic structure at 520 West 28th street. Almost at completion, closings began around a month ago. And now, inevitably, the first few rentals have emerged. Also inevitably, they come with a steep monthly ask.
Two of the three units in the Chelsea building that hit the market Tuesday morning are asking $15,000. The third is asking $22,500.
The most expensive of the rentals —apartment 31—was sold on July 28 for $7.25 million, records show. It comes with two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and is spread over 2,156 square feet with a private balcony overlooking the High Line.
The unit will be ready for a mid-September move-in, according to Warburg Realty’s Ugo Russino, who has the listing.
“I have a feeling that this unit will end up in the hands of a Zaha Hadid admirer,” Mr. Russino said. “Even if you aren’t familiar with her past projects, anyone can come to appreciate the beauty and detail that went into this building.”
Meanwhile, Nest Seekers International brokers Chase Landow and Ryan Serhant are marketing the $15,000 rentals. The units, numbers 17 and 18, were both bought for $5.195 million and both closed on August 11, records show.
Apartment 17 comes with two bedrooms, two-and -a-half bathrooms and spans 1,717 square feet. Apartment 18 also has two bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, but is just a pinch smaller at 1,691 square feet.
Nest Seekers International declined to give comment.
The units all share one thing, and that’s the access to the building’s healthy selection of amenities, including New York City’s first private IMAX theater, swimming pool, fitness center and spa.
The priciest listing still available to buy at the Iraqi-British architect’s building, is the 6,853- square-foot, $50 million penthouse.
Curbed first reported the rentals.
In 2004, Hadid became the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize. At the time of her death at age 65 in March 2016, many of her building were still under construction, including the Al Wakrah Stadium in Qatar, a venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
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