Cladding continues to rise on the Stern-designed 500 West 30th Street, and the tower is looking better and better. Though the paneling is pre-fabricated, it’s hardly noticeable, and the details are very nice – especially the steel accents, which surround many of the windows. Metal ribbons will also run up the tower, further concealing seams between the pre-fab panels.
500 West 30th Street is being built by Related, which is also the developer of the Hudson Yards mega-project immediately across the street. The building has a total of 386 units, and is notable for being the largest tower to rise adjacent to The High Line – at least so far. With a total of 32 floors, 500 West 30th will eventually be dwarfed by the 895-foot Coach Tower across the street.
Completion is anticipated by late this year or early 2014, and residents will be able to move-in just in time to watch the majority of the action at the Hudson Yards – which will remain under construction until approximately 2020.