BIG’s One High Line, soon to be completed, already houses residents

The pair of towers in the Meatpacking District draws inspiration from the concept of a good neighborhood.

Following the inauguration of One High Line just a few months ago, the pair of skyscrapers designed by BIG near the High Line in New York has already seen several units occupied, with most of the interiors completed. The public courtyard, housing retail spaces, is expected to be finished in early 2024.

The compositional idea behind the project is that of “good neighborhood”; the two towers develop with each other and are connected by a bridge. BIG gradually offset the floor plate of each volume to create two stepped spirals ascending from the ground level.

This concept led to various proportion adjustments, also to prevent one tower from obstructing the view of the other. The project also embraces the architectural language of Chelsea, a neighborhood characterized by warehouses where slabs and columns are articulated. Hence, the distinctive large windows framed by travertine slab cladding.

The towers, approximately 300 and 400 feet tall, with 36 and 26 floors respectively, share a service space on the third floor, which will house a 75-foot pool, a gym, a golf simulator, pool tables, and a game room. Additionally, it seems the building will also host a holistic treatment center developed in collaboration with the renowned Indian doctor, Deepak Chopra."

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