Elevator are some of the most exciting innovations at 520 West 28th Street, where units will sell for up to $50 million.
Architect Zaha Hadidís first high-rise apartment building in New York City will offer the best of everything. Set to open by early 2017, the apartments overlook the High Line and will come with a slew of high-class amenities.
The 39-apartment complex will rise to 11 stories ó with 21 floors that interlock like a jigsaw puzzle.
Each unit has its own floor, but the apartments interlock where they meet in the middle. As illustrated on the photo above, the fifth and sixth floors are still on the same story, maximizing the buildingís use of space.
The interlocking floors are a unique architectural design feature and fit into Hadidís futuristic style, Related Companiesí marketing manager Natalie Johnson told Tech Insider.
Before residents even move in, oxygen will be filtered four times and then pumped into every apartment unit, Johnson said.
New York Cityís air quality technically meets national standards, but it still measures more than double the recommended level of PM 2.5 ó air particles that can lodge in the lungs and cause chronic diseases.
More luxury developers are starting to filter their buildingís air multiple times.
Itís unusual for NYC apartments to include elevators ó let alone four.
In Hadidís new building, the four elevators will run next to each other in two elevator shafts. Residents will hardly ever wait, and the elevators will open right into each apartment.
On my tour of the model, I honestly felt most mesmerized by the bathroom. There are two glass encased rooms for the toilet and the rainfall shower.
When you flip the switch near the door, the smart walls (by Innovative Glass) frost over.
Itís a fun frill that high-end developers are increasingly putting in their apartments. The global smart glass industry is expected to balloon to $4.71 billion by 2022, according to a new market research report.
The apartment kitchens come with two ovens by German appliance maker Gaggenau. One is a normal oven, and the other is a steam oven: a cross between an oven and a microwave.
Passenger Lift are healthier than typical electric ovens, which produce a dry heat. With a steam oven, you donít need to put chicken or beef in heavy oil or butter, because the steam keeps it moist when it cooks.