Related’s Robert A.M. Stern-Designed 555 West 22nd Street Making Quick Headway in West Chelsea

555 West 22nd Street, updated design, image from Related Companies

Construction on the foundations of 555 West 22nd Street in Chelsea are moving quickly. The development is being designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects while SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record. Related is the developer of the Hudson River-facing project. It is located along the corner of West Street and West 22nd Street and will rival the height of Norman Foster’s adjacent residential tower to the south at 555 West 21st Street. 39 units are set to be created, averaging around 2,245 square feet apiece.

The foundations looking east at 555 West 22nd Street. Photo by YIMBY user, inforshare

A new photo shows a large amount of rebar waiting for the concrete pours to form the slabs and columns of the cellar levels. The foundation walls on the easternmost part of the perimeter are finished while the rest of the walls are continuing and awaiting their final form. The first pieces of the construction crane are already on site and in position. It sits towards the central interior section of the property. Several areas of the foundation slabs are also finished while excavation appears to be mostly completed. Work on the building should reach street level sometime this summer and most likely rise several stories by the end of 2019.

This will be Robert A.M. Stern’s first residential project in Chelsea and it is set to stand 26 stories tall. The development will come with amenities such as a lounge room, an event room, a game center, a business center, a fitness center, a basement pool with lockers, bicycle storage, and a dog spa. The views of the Hudson River and uninterrupted sunsets are a prime feature for a number of apartment units, some with private outdoor terraces on the western elevation.

A completion date for 555 West 22nd Street is expected to be sometime next year.

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12 Comments on "Related’s Robert A.M. Stern-Designed 555 West 22nd Street Making Quick Headway in West Chelsea"

  1. This one looks like Robert Stern just mailed it in. Uninspiring.

  2. Jack Liberman | May 19, 2019 at 10:40 am | Reply

    Another Deco Sterny building, not bad, looks like more of White Elephants from 1950s design.

  3. Jack Liberman | May 19, 2019 at 11:04 am | Reply

    White Elephants wasn’t so bad, they are became as symbol Midcentury residential architecture of late 1940s thru 1950s. 14-17-21 story White Elephants from white brick masonry.

  4. looks like a lot of building for just 39 apts.

  5. Local resident | May 19, 2019 at 3:20 pm | Reply

    More accurately, it is at the corner of West 22nd Street and 11th Avenue, NOT West Street (West Street ends at 14th).

  6. Looks nice. I just can’t bring myself to complain about a slightly unoriginal Stern apartment building when we are simultaneously dealing with a plague of banal setback Kaufmann’s and Poon’s that are mutilating our streetscape.

  7. I’ll take anything RAMS designs. To me, he’s this century’s Rosario Candella and James Carpenter.

  8. Jack Liberman | May 19, 2019 at 6:27 pm | Reply

    Rosario Candella and his Upper West Side buildings

  9. Jack Liberman | May 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm | Reply

    Stern’s Postmodernist “white elephants”. NYC bygone era of 1950s renewed 60-70 years after in his firm architecture.

  10. David, I love it!! Kudos to the chef!

  11. Looks good to me.

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