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Zaha unveils 'sculptural' protective walkway on High Line site

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Zaha Hadid has built this ‘dynamic and sculptural’ protective walkway on New York’s High Line

The installation, named Allongé, has been designed to protect pedestrians walking below from the construction of a new apartment building on West 28th Street – also designed by Zaha Hadid Architects.

The shelter’s shape reflects the fluid forms of the apartment building which is set to complete next year.

Made from silver metallic fabric stretched over a metal frame, the installation forms a 34m-long pedestrian tunnel.  

Hadid, said: ‘I’ve always been fascinated by the High Line and its possibilities for the city. Decades ago, I used to visit the galleries in the area and consider how to build along the route. It’s very exciting to be building there now.

‘The design for the Allongé installation is inspired by the connectivity and dynamism of movement along the High Line.’

Zaha Hadid Architects 520 West 28th Street NYC

Zaha Hadid Architects’ 520 West 28th Street in New York

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  • The apartment building appears to rise about nine storeys above the High Line, so the 'silver metallic fabric' is hopefully up to the job of arresting the progress of a dropped monkey wrench or whatever.

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