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Credit: Related Companies Credit: Related Companies
For many designers and developers, sites along the High Line are highly coveted for views of the Hudson River, the downtown skyline, and one of New York's most popular parks itself. And indeed, Heatherwick Studio certainly makes the most of its surroundings with in Lantern House, its first residential project at 515 West 18th Street. Its take on modern bay windows, many of which are already installed, turns it into a local landmark at street level and allows residents to enjoy incredible vistas. But Thomas Heatherwick goes one step further than his contemporaries by making the most of the area below the High Line as well with a sculptural glass lobby that connects the two buildings.
515-West-18th-Street-1 All renderings of Lantern House via Related Companies
515-West-18th-Street-2 Street-level rendering

"As the High Line’s amazing riveted steel structure goes straight through the middle of our site, we knew we mustn’t miss the chance to borrow all its texture and character to make an idiosyncratic arrival experience for the building’s residents" - Thomas Heatherwick

515-West-18th-Street-3 Lobby
515-West-18th-Street-4 Lobby
Lantern House comprises one ten-story building and one 22-story building that flank either side of the elevated train tracks-turned-urban playground. In between, the free-standing sculptural lobby makes the most of abundant natural light with a stepped glass wall ranging from 10 feet to 25 feet. It is flanked by magnolia trees, faces the building's private courtyard, and minimizes corners and edges so as to maximize natural light and allow for a seamless indoor-outdoor transition.

Inside, the metal seam roof naturally draws the eye upward. The striking centerpiece of the room is a reception desk made from cast glass and bronze, and the surrounding furnishings from Studio van der Akker create a luxe yet inviting sitting area that sets the tone for the apartments above.
Lantern-House-07 Bedroom
Interiors of the 181 one- to four-bedroom residences, which include a series of expansive penthouses, were designed around the windows that maximize light and views of the High Line, Hudson River, and Hudson Yards. In many cases, these come with window seats to further enjoy the spectacular vistas. In addition to the bay windows, interior features will include 10’ ceilings and layouts designed to make the most of the space. Select units will come with private setback terraces. Leisure and wellness amenities will include a fitness center, spa, residential lounges, and on-site parking.
515-West-18th-Street-3 Penthouse terrace
High Line condo data Index tracking the sales prices of condos along the High Line
A sellout price is not listed on the offering plan under review, but prices are said to start at $1.7 million. According to CityRealty’s High Line index, the average price of condos running the length of the High Line is $1,787 per square foot. Sales are expected to launch in the first quarter of 2020, and occupancy is anticipated for fall 2020.
In the meantime, Heatherwick Studios continues to make its mark on New York. About half a mile south of Lantern House, work is underway on Little Island, a floating 2.4-acre park and performance space with an undulating deck. And in the heart of Hudson Yards, New York's newest neighborhood, Mr. Heatherwick's interactive sculpture The Vessel serves as both centerpiece and destination.
Lantern-House-08 Lantern House as of early December 2019 via CityRealty
West Chelsea condos-03 Lantern House from the West Side Highway
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