Acclaimed British architect Zaha Hadid has been commissioned to design her first project in New York City – an 11-storey residential building next to the High Line.

The boutique condominium will be built adjacent to the city’s High Line, an elevated park built on a historic freight rail line. Hadid’s firm missed out on building the High Line, which opened in 2009, with the project awarded to Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The starchitect is excited to make…