Excavators have begun to dig below street level at the site of 601 West 29th Street, aka Tower A, which will become a 695-foot-tall residential skyscraper. Our last YIMBY update was in early July, where demolition and clearing had just wrapped up at the site, which is located at the corner of West 29th Street and Eleventh Avenue. Workers are wasting no time at all with the construction of the 58-story building, which is designed by FXCollaborative and developed by Douglaston Development.
Recent photos reveal the state of excavation work at the property, which sits immediately south of Hudson Yards and the third phase of the High Line.
Meanwhile, the site for 606 West 30th Street, aka Tower B, is fenced off and cleared, but has yet to see any further activity. This will eventually sprout a 520-foot-tall, 42-story skyscraper developed by Lalezarian Properties and designed by Ismael Leyva Architects. No word on when excavation on this section of the parcel will commence, or when work is expected to finish.
The lack of tall structures to the site’s immediate south in Chelsea and Lower Manhattan will provide future occupants with clear, panoramic skyline views, as well as plentiful daylight and sunsets over the Hudson River. The closest subway is the 7 train, located to the north between West 33rd Street and West 34th Street.
Completion of 601 West 29th Street is posted on the construction fence for September 2023.