Voila! Zaha Hadid reinvents construction scaffolding with Allongé at her High Line condo tower

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Should you be strolling along the High Line during the next couple weeks, you may encounter a temporary construction shed at the site of Zaha Hadid‘s condominium project going up at 520 West 28th Street.

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No typical plywood-and-pipe-scaffolding this, however. A quasi-tunnel of translucent fabric stretches more than 100 feet along the elevated park. And it even has a name.

As reported by Curbed NY, the shelter is has been dubbed christened Allongé. (We’ll save you the trouble of finding your Larousse; that word translates as “lengthened.”) Reassuringly, this Zaha-designed enclosure is sheltered by a code-compliant structure that will protect passers-by from any real falling debris.

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(Courtesy Max Touhey and Curbed NY)

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