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March 4, 2014

Developers launch Abington House project in US

Related Companies and Abington Properties have launched a new 33-storey building at the northern end of Manhattan's High Line in the US.

Abington House

Related Companies and Abington Properties have launched a new 33-storey building at the northern end of Manhattan’s High Line in the US.

Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) designed the 384,000ft² brick and steel building, which features 312 rental apartments.

RAMSA said that the L-shaped building encircles its corner site, creating a south-facing garden court defined by a mews-style cobblestone entry drive that runs under the High Line.

Related Companies said the facade features metal casement windows and black metal-framed panels of variegated red brick with black glazed brick accents. The massing of rectangular volumes is divided by four-storey bays of stacked French balconies.

The club floor below features a nearly 4,000ft² private residents-only fitness facility by Equinox, and lounge spaces.

The has three landscaped terraces, including a BBQ terrace, a split-level garden terrace directly overlooking the High Line and an upper-level sun terrace.

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Set-back terraces on the sixth and thirtieth floors will offer party spaces and a large sundeck.

Ismael Leyva Architects served as the associate architect for the project, with Clodagh of New York as the interior designer.

"Residents can expect a suite of interior and exterior amenity spaces."

Related Companies senior vice-president and head of luxury leasing Daria Salusbury said that, apart from the building’s architecture and design, residents can expect a suite of interior and exterior amenity spaces.

"Abington House on the High Line provides a perfectly curated luxury offering to meet the demands of today’s sophisticated rental market in what has become New York’s most exciting and energetic neighborhood," Salusbury said.

Image: The 384,000ft² brick and steel building features 312 rental apartments. Photo: courtesy of Albert Vecerka / Esto.

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