Chelsea is a remarkable neighborhood bound together by an artistic and visual history, but it's also a community held together by social institutions - schools, historic houses of worship, affordable housing under the auspices of the city's housing authority, and businesses with deep ties to the area. Yet, a great deal of modern Chelsea is in a state of nervous flux. The best way to scope out what's happening in Chelsea is to get off the High Line and walk its historic streets.
The best description of the IAC building, InterActive's Corp's Headquarters, at 555 West 18th Street and the corner of 11th Ave in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan is a work of art highrise. Completed in 2007, the Frank Gehry-designed building rises in the night like a set of white and golden sails lit up on the Hudson riverfront. Each of the glass pieces are bent on-site, which only adds to the incredible visual impact of the building twisting upwards.