Extract from Article from 6sqft.com
In the decade since the High Line opening, the surrounding area of West Chelsea has exploded into one of Manhattan’s most desirable areas for developers building luxury real estate. (It didn’t hurt that the opening of the now-famous elevated park coincided with a neighborhood rezoning.) These days, any walk along the park reveals a variety of development in different stages of construction right alongside buildings that have welcomed new, typically wealthy residents over the past several years. 6sqft has rounded up the 14 defining buildings now open around the High Line. There are the early trailblazers, like the energy-efficient condo HL23, as well as the starchitect standouts, like Zaha Hadid’s 520 West 28th, and of course, the new kids on the block, including Bjarke Ingels’ twisting towers The XI and Thomas Heatherwick’s bubbled Lantern House condo.
The EMERSON and 500 W25th Street
Clad in limestone and glass, the new condominium at 500 West 25th Street provides every residence a view of the High Line. The 10-story building, named The EMERSON after Ralph Waldo Emerson, was designed and developed by GDSNY along with architecture firm GF55. In addition to coveted views of the elevated park and the Hudson River, every apartment boasts outdoor space and floor-to-ceiling windows. The building is also offering more amenities tailored to health safety, including high-grade filters for HVAC filters, individual trash chutes for each residence, and “anti-microbial materials” in elevator cab and entry door handles, according to the developer.
Comprised of just eight apartments, the EMERSON officially launched sales this week, with units priced between $4.995 million to $15.995 million. Fredrik Eklund, John Gomes, Justin Tuinstra, and Glenn Davis of the Eklund|Gomes Team at Douglas Elliman are handling the sales and marketing of the building. The EMERSON is expected to be completed and ready for occupancy in September.