Architects + Artisans: On the High Line: 512 West 22nd by COOKFOX
Sure, the façade at 512 West 22nd Street looks like an Art Moderne jewel upgraded for the 21st century.
But there’s more to it than the facade – much more.
Architects at COOKFOX looked hard at ribbon windows on historic warehouses surrounding this 11-story, 155,000 square-foot building. They wanted sunlight penetrating deep inside, reducing the need for artificial light. And they designed curved windows on corners for views of tree-lined terraces – and the adjacent High Line.
“It’s in the Chelsea Thicket, a unique little moment in the High Line where it tightens up a little bit,” says Arno Adkins, senior architect on the project. “It’s heavily planted with trees like birches that envelop the entire passage.”
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