Morris Adjmi’s 540 Sixth Avenue Breaks Ground in Chelsea, Manhattan

Members of the project team at the ground breaking ceremony for 540 Sixth Avenue. [ From left to right Jill Preschel, VP Sales and Marketing, NY Metro Landsea; Kevin Murray, VP Development, NY Metro Landsea; John Ho, CEO Landsea; David Berger, DNA; Morris Adjmi, Morris Adjmi Architects; Mike Forsum, COO Landsea; Alex Sachs, DNA; Jed Lowry, VP Finance Landsea]Members of the project team at the ground breaking ceremony for 540 Sixth Avenue. [ From left to right Jill Preschel, VP Sales and Marketing, NY Metro Landsea; Kevin Murray, VP Development, NY Metro Landsea; John Ho, CEO Landsea; David Berger, DNA; Morris Adjmi, Morris Adjmi Architects; Mike Forsum, COO Landsea; Alex Sachs, DNA; Jed Lowry, VP Finance Landsea]

Construction is now underway at 540 Sixth Avenue, a 12-story mixed-use building in Chelsea, Manhattan. The property is located between 14th and 15th Streets and will eventually comprise 80,000 square feet.

Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, the new building will contain 50 condominiums, amenities, and ground-floor retail. The residential component will include a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom homes, many of which will include private outdoor spaces. Associated amenities include a communal lounge and a fitness center.

“We are thrilled to celebrate this milestone and officially commence construction with our partners at DNA Development as well as our architecture and design team Morris Adjmi Architects,” said John Ho, CEO of Landsea Homes, an international development company working in collaboration with DNA Development to complete 540 Sixth Avenue.

Sales at 540 Sixth Avenue are slated to begin in spring 2020 with Douglas Elliman on board as the exclusive sales and marketing team for the project. At this time, the team has not revealed renderings of the ongoing project.

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4 Comments on "Morris Adjmi’s 540 Sixth Avenue Breaks Ground in Chelsea, Manhattan"

  1. I am confident Morris Adjmi will do a good job here. They are a quality architectural firm with many nice looking quality buildings to their credit.

    The unfortunate part here is that this is only 12 stories, on a corner of two wide boulevards, in the middle of Manhattan, with subway and PATH stations at the front doorsteps. NYC zoning is just so stupid. What is reasoning against taller buildings here?

    • @antinimby- it’s not NYC zoning that keeps buildings short here. The reason is due to the geology of Manhattan island. Tall buildings MUST be anchored to bedrock. Downtown and midtown are locations where the bedrock is close to the surface thus allowing the anchoring of the foundation to it easily. But between downtown and midtown the bedrock suddenly dips deep down to where using it to anchor foundations is impossible.

      If you look at the skyline and follow the tops of the buildings you can actually see how the building heights relate to the bedrock depth!

      Kinda like this

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  2. Kit Leonard Dennis | December 7, 2019 at 10:33 pm | Reply

    If only more new buildings could be designed by Adjmi! His firm is unusually sensitive to historical and neighborhood context. Instead of knocking older buildings down – as Solow and Co. are doing on 10-12 West 57th – Adjmi might have found a creative and solid way to integrate them.

  3. Bruce Smithwick | December 12, 2019 at 9:42 am | Reply

    As a long time resident of the Village and Chelsey ( 56 years) I am pleased to see this and the western corner of sixth ave. improved. What has always been a mystery to me is the adjoining derelict 4story building to the north which has been boarded up for as long as I can remember. Does anyone know why this is still in such a deplorable condition?

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