Architecture

Work Appears to Stall at 251 West 14th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan

YIMBY went to check out the site of 251 West 14th Street in Chelsea, where work on an 11-story residential building appears to have stalled. The bottom floors and lower section of the superstructure have been completed, while construction has yet to reach the cantilevering top floors. Isay Weinfield collaborated with FORM4 Design Studio PLLC to design the project. Pizzarotti is in charge of the build, which is expected to yield a total of 25 condominiums.

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Construction Tops Out on DDG’s 532 West 20th Street in Chelsea

Construction has topped out at 532 West 20th Street in Chelsea. The 11-story residential development rose quickly since YIMBY’s last update in August 2019, when only the first few floors were built. Located between Tenth Avenue and Eleventh Avenue, the project is designed by design-build firm DDG, which purchased the plot for $24.25 million in 2014. The building will contain 27,019 square feet of residential space divided into nine apartments, averaging 3,000 square feet apiece.

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Turkevi Center’s Glass Façade Closes in on Completion at 821 First Avenue in Midtown East

Installation of the reflective glass curtain wall on the Turkevi Center at 821 First Avenue is nearing the finish line. The panels gracefully wrap around the curved corners of the 563-foot-tall superstructure in the Midtown East neighborhood of Turtle Bay. Perkins Eastman is the designer of the 35-story mixed-use development, which will eventually serve as the consulate of the Republic of Turkey.

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Façade Work Continues on Gene Kaufman’s 305 West 48th Street in Hell’s Kitchen

Exterior work is making steady progress on the topped-out Gene Kaufman-designed hotel at 305 West 48th Street in Hell’s Kitchen. Located between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, the 303-foot-tall, 27-story tower will contain 211 hotel rooms to help sate the booming demand for lodging in the tourism-heavy Times Square area. Bright Management is listed as the developer and Rockwell Group is in charge of designing the building’s interiors and amenity spaces.

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