Curtain wall installation has begun on 601 West 29th Street, a 695-foot-tall residential skyscraper on the border of Hudson Yards and West Chelsea. Designed by FXCollaborative, developed by Douglaston Development, and constructed by Levine Builders, the 60-story structure is also known as “Tower A” in a two-building development along with the adjacent 606 West 30th Street, and will yield 703 market-rate and 235 affordable housing residences, 50,000 square feet of amenity space, and 15,000 square feet of retail space. The project site is bound by Eleventh Avenue to the east, West 29th Street to the south, and West 30th Street to the north.
Recent photos show the tremendous progress on the skyscraper since our last update in December, when the reinforced concrete superstructure had just passed the halfway mark. Since topping out in late February, work has now shifted to the installation of the curtain wall, which has risen above the podium and is now making its way up the L-shaped massing.
The floor-to-ceiling glass panels are surrounded by a large-scale grid of light- and dark-gray paneling. The difference in gradient can be seen in the interlocking rectangular volumes that make up the massing of 601 West 29th Street.
Though far from the supertall status achieved by some of its soaring neighbors in Hudson Yards, the structure nevertheless adds significant vertical density to the far West Side of Manhattan, extending the skyline further south from the central core of the new neighborhood. From its isolated position, its bold grid pattern will help 601 West 29th Street stand out from and contrast with the more uniform glass-clad skyscrapers surrounding it.
Residential amenities include multiple tenant lounges, a gym with fitness studios, an outdoor swimming pool, multiple outdoor terraces, indoor and outdoor pet spaces, bike storage, and parking for 186 vehicles.
YIMBY last announced that 601 West 29th Street is expected to be ready for occupancy by next summer.