The Fitzroy Nears Full Completion at 514 West 24th Street, in West Chelsea

The Fitzroy, designed by Roman & Williams and developed by JDS Development Group and Largo Investments

Installation of The Fitzroy’s Art Deco-inspired exterior recently wrapped up at 514 West 24th Street in Chelsea. The residential building’s sidewalk scaffolding has been dismantled and the final remaining touches on the ground floor are almost complete. The large canopy that hangs over the front door is installed, while several marble slabs at the base of the structure remain covered in a protective cardboard. This should be imminently removed, fully revealing the richly textured and dark-colored façade. The L’Observatoire International-designed spotlight fixtures, which will illuminate the glazed terra cotta panels and copper-framed windows, are all in place. The 65,300-square-foot project is being designed by Roman and Williams and developed by JDS Development and Largo Investments. Residences start at $5.6 million and are being marketed by CORE.

New photos from up close and across the street reveal the overall appearance of the building and the details of its craftsmanship.

The bottom floors of The Fitzroy. Photo by Michael Young

The front door and canopy. Photo by Michael Young

A close-up of the terracotta panels. Photo by Michael Young

A close-up of the main façade. Photo by Michael Young

Details in the façade. Photo by Michael Young

The top of The Fitzroy. Photo by Michael Young

The Fitzroy is positioned close to the High Line, but at a sufficient distance from the swarms of tourists that frequent the famous elevated park. The reinforced concrete superstructure stands 120 feet tall with a total of ten stories. Inside are 14 half- and full-floor residences. The ninth floor features a penthouse that spans 4,328 square feet and yields four bedrooms, a great room with two private outdoor terraces, a library, and a media room. Amenities for The Fitzroy include a 24-hour attended lobby, a fitness center designed by La Palestra, a wine cellar with designated cabinets for each resident, a landscaped rooftop with a kitchen, an art studio for children, bike storage, and a climate-controlled storage room.

Completion of The Fitzroy is expected by the end of the year.

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10 Comments on "The Fitzroy Nears Full Completion at 514 West 24th Street, in West Chelsea"

  1. You pay a lot to live here..But you get a lot.

  2. David in Bushwick | August 3, 2019 at 9:45 am | Reply

    Wow! This is just gorgeous. Some people may not care for copying historical design, but copying glass boxes over and over certainly isn’t a better option. This building proves that slapping on cheap imported glass wallpaper is simply a choice of pure developer greed.

  3. It’s heart warming to see that we’re keeping up with the demand for housing from super rich money launderers.

  4. And that the “swarms” of proletarian tourists are kept away from the burros cargadas de oro.

  5. I’m a 55 year old native and when I saw this beauty from the High Line, I wondered “how did not ever see this Art Deco beauty ?? I am surprised.

  6. It’s the most beautiful thing in the area. I even went to touch the beautiful copper door.
    The guy who takes the pictures is also very good imo.

  7. Francisco cotto | August 4, 2019 at 8:06 am | Reply

    Any affordable housing in that building?

  8. It’s a pity that even before the completion of the building, there’s evidence of leaching down the face of the attractive, dark-green terracotta (second photo from last). The source seems to be the floodlight fixture and my guess is that rainwater is a likely cause. As close as it is to the Hudson River, it’s a near-marine environment and thus above average for corrosiveness. One problem could be that the electrical contractor used a standard, galvanized J-box for the supply rough-in in which case it’s already corroding. In that location it should be stainless steel. Another issue could be the seal between the fixture and the face of the building including the type of fasteners used. Finally, one wonders about the type of metal used for the fixture housing itself. The website for L’Observatoire International is silent on this score. Cast aluminum is commonly used for these housings but in a corrosive environment, this is not the best choice for longevity and avoidance of corrosion effects. Again stainless steel is advisable. For an expensive and prestigious facade like this, one can only hope the architect is addressing this with the contractor as appropriate. It’s entirely possible that it’s already on the punch list.

  9. elliot reisman | August 5, 2019 at 9:55 am | Reply

    why worry about corrosive effects on a building when most buildings stand for about 50 years before being demolished ?

  10. A true beauty! You may have to be rich to live there, but everyone walking by can enjoy the elegantly stylized façade: a true public amenity that enriches the streetscape.

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