New Architect and Design For Future Cantilevering Condos at 251 West 14th In Chelsea

The new design for 251 West 14th Street designed by HTO Architect. Rendering by Pizzarotti Group

In Chelsea, 251 West 14th Street is now getting off the ground. Construction has climbed past the fourth floor and will soon stand eleven stories tall.

Originally designed by ODA Architecture, the new rendering shows the current iteration by Isay Weinfield in collaboration with FORM4 Design Studio PLLC. Pizzarotti is in charge of construction. The site will still include a cantilever on the western elevation but not as dramatic and extreme as ODA’s architecture. The color palette and material selection for the main facade have since been updated, and the footprint has been extended more to the east from the earlier plans. There will now be 25 condominiums, up from the original 11 units proposed from the first conception.

Recent photos show progress on the site and how fast things are now moving.

251 West 14th Street rising fast. Photo by Michael Young

Looking at the new rendering, the glass curtain wall and interior diagonal columns have changed to a much toned down facade. There will be a mix of gray-colored stone slabs on the first eight floors with an asymmetrical arrangement of square and rectangular floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Darker colored panels will sit in between the glass on the upper three cantilevering levels.

Outdoor terraces will be found on the ninth floor as well as the top of the building. Based on the landscaping seen in the rendering, it’s possible this could be used as a rooftop deck for residents. The new roof line will also align perfectly with its adjacent eastern neighbor at 245 West 14th Street.

The original design for 251 West 14th Street, image by ODA

Completion of 251 West 14th Street is most likely going to happen sometime next year.

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