140 West 24th Street’s Exterior Continues Progress in Chelsea, Manhattan

140 West 24th Street. Designed by Gene Kaufman

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.

140 West 24th Street. Photo by Michael Young

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.

140 West 24th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Omnibuild’s company logo hangs off the side of the slightly sloped podium roof line.

140 West 24th Street. Photo by Michael Young

140 West 24th Street. Photo by Michael Young

140 West 24th Street. Photo by Michael Young

140 West 24th Street. Photo by Michael Young

140 West 24th Street. Photo by Michael Young

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.

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16 Comments on "140 West 24th Street’s Exterior Continues Progress in Chelsea, Manhattan"

  1. Despicable garbage. How does Kaufman sleep at night?

  2. Gene Kaufman, rising to new depths every day.

  3. These atrocities are an embarrassment to the hotel industry, but sadly that they will mar the New York skyline for decades.

    At least since they don’t have any redeeming “architectural value”, nobody will shed a tear when they are demolished in the future! ?

  4. Look at that terrible worksite at the base. What a mess!

  5. Awful, awful, awful.

    Kaufman actually, unbelievably, got his degree from Cornell. Cornel should sue him for degrading the value of their degree.

  6. I got so tired of seeing these disgusting, atrocious, disrespectful hotels destroying my neighborhood, I decided to move to Los Angeles. Now I look at homeless tents instead of Kauffman blights, but at least the tents will be temporary , hopefully

  7. wow another terrible garbage hotel from Kaufman and Sam Chang
    this will be another homeless shelter a short time after opening.
    Why are hotels being built like this during a pandemic
    tear it down before it’s finished please.

  8. YIKES!

  9. David : Sent From Heaven. | February 2, 2021 at 9:10 pm | Reply

    You have plenty of work to embrace with the development, I opened my eyes to see and admire design by desire to make a progress: Thank you.

  10. I thought this country’s failed experience with sterile low income high rise development had pretty much been relegated to the wrecking ball. Apparently, this architect missed that lesson.

  11. Can I get an application?

  12. The application of the panels is appalling. Uneven placement and random gaps. Will that be grouted/mortared to cover the errors? That contractor should be ashamed.

    • I noticed that too, if it’s visible so clearly from the photos it has to be pretty bad. Those metal cladding panels are finished like that, there’s no grout or caulking

  13. Well just take a look at that rendering – how can you get away with simply ghosting in the neighboring buildings but include that ground plane with the cars, grass, and vegetation in the distance? Shows a complete disregard for context and care about what you are proposing.

  14. With a face that even a mother couldn’t love.

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