Pace Gallery’s new building at 540 West 25th Street, located between 10th and 11th Avenue, has structurally topped out, and installation of the curtain wall is now well underway. The existing gallery is located next to the High Line at 508 & 510 West 25th Street, standing one story tall, and uses four large skylights that flood the interior with natural daylight. The new 60,000 square foot building will stand eight stories and be designed by Bonetti/Kozerski Studio, and developed by Weinberg Properties.
Looking from the High Line in the photo above, the facade is reaching up to the top floor of the steel structure and makes a noticeable presence in terms of its height. The building now stands 135 feet tall and will include nearly 49,000 square feet of interior space that will be divided into art galleries, offices, event spaces and private viewing rooms.
The ground floor will have a library, capable of holding 10,000 books, and a 5,000 square foot gallery with 20-foot high ceilings. The second floor will have 4,200 square feet of interior gallery space that opens to an outdoor terrace measuring 1,000 square feet. Another even larger outdoor terrace will be located on the sixth floor, the main setback of the building before it rises another two floors to the roof.
The top two floors will be suspended by two egress cores on the eastern and western property lines to create a space underneath where people can walk under and through. The floors above will be clad in glass while the party walls will be made with architecturally finished concrete, as seen in the main rendering. The bottom six floors will have a dark structural facade holding up a grid of glass panels.
Construction was originally set to be finished by fall 2017, but sometime in 2019 is a better estimate.