Façade installation is progressing on 140 West 24th Street, a 416-foot-tall hotel tower in Chelsea. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architect and developed by Sam Chang, the 45-story building will yield a total of 142,949 square feet and 508 rooms. Omnibuild is in charge of the construction process, which is occurring between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.
Recent photos show the progress since our last update in October, when the paneling was still in the process of being installed on the blank eastern and western walls. This process is now complete, with attention shifted to the main northern elevation. The exterior hoist has also been disassembled from the southern profile since that time. Compared to the rendering, the actual façade has a much lighter appearance, though its general massing and window grid turned out as planned.
The final façade is being installed from the top of the building downward, with most of the upper half now clad in the light gray paneling.
Omnibuild’s company logo hangs off the side of the slightly sloped podium roof line.
In addition to its hotel rooms, 140 West 24th Street will also contain a dining area and kitchens within the cellar and first floors. The closest subways are the F, M, and PATH trains at the 23rd Street station on Sixth Avenue and the 1 train on at the 23rd Street station on Seventh Avenue.
No official completion date has been announced for 140 West 24th Street, but it’s conceivable that the fast pace of activity could put the opening sometime in the latter half of 2021.