New West Chelsea Gym Incorporates the High Line

What is sure to be the first of many business and residential structures built around it, a new branch of the posh Equinox gym opened January 3 under, between, and overlooking the High Line. Their lobby incorporates the High Line’s support columns, and the yoga studio looks directly onto the Line itself.

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More pictures after the jump.

The gym is built into Related’s new residential building, the Caledonia. In an effort to incorporate green building standards into the gym, a living plant wall frames the weight room, and the yoga studio floor is made of bamboo which is a renewable alternative to traditional hardwood.

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[Lobby with High Line columns on the right]

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[Street-level view]

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[Plant wall]
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