Thomas Heatherwick’s 515 West 18th Street Now Officially Called Lantern House, in Chelsea

Thomas Heatherwick's 515 West 18th Street. Photo by Related Companies

The Related Companies has released new renderings and a new name for Thomas Heatherwick’s High Line project at 515 West 18th Street: Lantern House. The pair of residential structures is located along Tenth Avenue between West 18th Street and West 19th Street and flanks both sides of the High Line, which has seen a dramatic transformation from new construction over the past decade. The development is Heatherwick’s first residential project in New York City and in the United States. SLCE Architects is the architect of record.

The structures will offer residents views of Hudson Yards, the Empire State Building, the Hudson River, and of course the High Line, and the building’s oversized sculptural windows will allow plenty of natural light.

The inspiration for the design and the name comes from the maritime warehouses that once were part of the Chelsea neighborhood. The hand-laid gray-colored brick façade and the bulging, lantern-shaped windows were specifically designed for this property. Each unit will have at least one bay window and come with a windowsill. A sculptural glass lobby will connect the two topped out 10- and 21-story reinforced concrete superstructures.

Related Sales LLC and Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group will handle the sales and marketing for the 181 homes, which are going to launch next year and range from one- to four-bedroom layouts, many with their own private setback terraces, and a collection of expansive penthouses. Prices begin at $1.7 million. Amenities include a fitness center and spa, an entertainment room, residential lounges, and parking for 175 vehicles.

Lantern House is expected to be completed next fall.

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5 Comments on "Thomas Heatherwick’s 515 West 18th Street Now Officially Called Lantern House, in Chelsea"

  1. The formerly Roxy rollerskating rink.

  2. David in Bushwick | October 8, 2019 at 8:52 am | Reply

    So this really was just a copy and paste of old warehouses full of wooden barrels. Wow…

  3. Those windows are an overdone gag.

  4. Jones Beech in Montauk | October 9, 2019 at 1:49 pm | Reply

    They should have called it the “Whiskey House Barrel ‘N’ Booze Emporium Condo Extravaganza” instead.

  5. Heatherwick has used that faceted windows design previously in the Zeitz MOCAA building in Capetown, South African, a conversion of multiple, contiguous 1920s grain silos. Check it out at the Dezeen website.

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