Morris Adjmi’s 450 West 14th Street Tops Out Above High Line

The 100,000-square-foot, 11-story tower at 450 West 14th Street has been rebranded as The High Line Building and already signed a major fashion industry tenant to a two-floor, showroom space lease.

Now dubbed The High Line Building at 450 West 14th Street in a press release, the Morris Adjmi-designed, 100,000-square-foot, 11-story tower recently topped out. The project, which we profiled previously here at gbNYC, is seeking a LEED for Core and Shell Gold rating from USGBC; developer Charles Blaichman has already inked fashion tenant Helmut Lang to lease for two full floors and showroom space. (It’s unclear whether a lease for 20,000 square feet of office space with Japanese fashion company Theory has been finalized).

In addition to its LEED-CS application, Blaichman is touting the building’s unique office and retail frontage and access to the High Line and is aiming to complete the project this fall. Green features are mostly LEED-standard, including efficient lighting, plumbing, and insulation, and low-VOC and FSC-certified finishes. Certainly the project’s most unique design element though is that the High Line park itself will actually run for 103 feet through the lower floors of the building, which are actually a converted former beef processing facility; the upper six floors are new steel construction.

We noted previously that asking rents in the area are approximately $80 per square foot; retail rents around $500 per square foot.



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