The First New Construction on the High Line Straddles the Former Rail Bed
450 West 14th Street was one of the primary architectural features along the first phase of the High Line’s development. Utilizing brick, steel, stainless grating balconies, and factory-sash windows, the design reflects the industrial aesthetic of the High Line and the Meatpacking District. This historic Art Deco meatpacking plant straddling the former rail bed has been restored and modernized, creating a solid base that sits in juxtaposition to the new glass and steel tower that floats above it. The building reflects the sustainability principles put forth by the creators of the High Line in utilizing green building technologies and is designed to meet the USGBC’s LEED-Gold certification.
Image Credit: ©Jimi Billingsley