Architects + Artisans: On the High Line: 512 West 22nd by COOKFOX

Press 06.02.2020
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Via Architects + Artisans:

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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