DXA studio Partner, Jordan Rogove, with Morris Adjmi Architects.
The High Line Building at 450 West 14th Street is located on the western edge of Manhattan’s
Meat Packing District. Home to several fashion offices, including Helmut Lang & Alice & Olivia, it is one of the primary architectural features along the first phase of the High Line Park.
The building utilizes LEED Certified “Green Building”technologies and energy saving materials, including the adaptive reuse of the existing NY Central cold storage building, built in concert with the railway in 1936.
The new building’s design draws upon the industrial aesthetic of the adjacent landmarked Historic Gansevoort District, utilizing brick, steel, metal spandrels and factory windows. The solid existing Art Decobase is juxtaposed with the modern framed glass and steel volume of ten stories that hover above it. Glass wedge indentations on the North and South faces of the tower corroborate the dynamic and angled intrusion of the High Line below.
Images courtesy of Morris Adjmi Architects.