Zaha Hadid's Final NYC Design Won't Get Built After Developer Switches Plans
The Moinian Group has changed its mind and is no longer bringing Zaha Hadid’s final New York design to fruition.
The company has filed plans for an office building along the High Line in Chelsea with the city’s Department of Buildings, New York Yimby and The Real Deal report. The site at 220 11th Ave. is zoned for 148K SF of commercial space and the new project would reach 133 feet, per TRD.
“Zaha Hadid Architects’ design responded to the brief for a mixed-use residential/cultural building for the site. We are no longer involved with the project,” a spokesperson for the firm told TRD.
Moinian did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
“We are deeply honored to develop one of Zaha’s final creations and cement her astonishing legacy forevermore here in Manhattan. She was a special woman and a friend who we will all miss very much,” Mitchell Moinian of the Moinian Group said at the time, per the company's website. Construction at the project had been set to begin last year.
The city is experiencing an oversupply of pricey condos at the moment, and developers have been cutting prices and offering incentives to move product. At the same time, Chelsea and the Meatpacking District have emerged as one of the country's premier destinations for tech companies.