Architecture


Exterior Work Wraps on ABI Chelsea at 455 West 19th Street in Chelsea

Exterior work is wrapping up on ABI Chelsea, aka 455 West 19th Street, a ten-story residential building in Chelsea. Only the ground floor behind the sidewalk scaffolding remains to be completed. The ten-unit condominium development is designed by Raed Abillama Architects, a Lebanon-based firm, while Paik Architecture is serving as the architect of record. The project is developed by Al Amir Holdings, which is expecting a projected sellout of $77.5 million.

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Thomas Heatherwick’s Pier 55, aka Little Island, Continues Formation Over the Hudson River in Chelsea

Thomas Heatherwick’s 2.4-acre Chelsea park at Pier 55, aka Little Island, continues to take shape above the Hudson River. More of the funnel-shaped concrete pots have been installed on the western end of the project, which reaches 62 feet high at its peak. Large black sheets are spread out across the tops of the sloped surfaces, most likely indicating that a concrete pour recently occurred. Work is being managed by the Hudson River Park Trust (HRPT), and MNLA is designing the landscaping.

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ODA’s Mixed-Use Residential Project Tops Out at 101 West 14th Street in Greenwich Village

Construction has topped out at West 14th Street, aka 531 Sixth Avenue, a 13-story mixed-use residential building designed by ODA Architecture. Gemini Rosemont is developing the 145-foot-tall project, which is located at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 14th Street at the northern end of Greenwich Village. Whitehall Interiors is incharge of interior design.

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Façade Work Continues on Bjarke Ingels’ The XI in Chelsea

Installation of the travertine stone and glass panels is continuing on the The XI, aka 76 Eleventh Avenue, Bjarke Ingels‘ twisting residential development along the Hudson River waterfront in Chelsea. The 36- and 26-story reinforced concrete towers stand immediately to the west of the High Line and contain a total of 236 condominiums and a 137-room Six Senses Hotel Resorts Spas, the first location in the United States. HFZ Capital Group is the developer of the 908,250-square-foot complex, while Omnibuild is in charge of the ongoing construction. Douglas Elliman is handling sales and marketing for the residences.

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