Construction of a new 46-story, dual-brand Marriott hotel at 140 West 28th Street in Manhattan is now topped out. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architects for the McSam Hotel Group, the structure stands 470 feet above Chelsea with exterior cladding that resembles a single, continuous metal panel.
Work is moving along smoothly at 128 West 23rd Street in Chelsea, where the first several floors of the future 15-story residential complex have been built. The site is located between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue, and will contain 40,230 square feet of residential space split among 33 units, for an average of about 1,200 square feet apiece. The building will also feature 3,598 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Valyrian Capital and Pan Brothers are the developers of the site while Kutnicki Bernstein Architects is the architect of record.
The bubbling and bulging sculptural windows of 515 West 18th Street in Chelsea are making their way toward the tops of the new pair of residential buildings. The reinforced concrete structures, which straddle the High Line, are designed by Thomas Heatherwick of Heatherwick Studio and developed by Related Companies. The entire site takes up the eastern half of the parcel of land along Tenth Avenue between West 18th Street and West 19th Street. The taller, 22-story sibling on the western end of the property recently topped out across from the shorter, ten-story component. Both will eventually be enclosed with the same architectural curtain wall of gray-colored bricks and bulbous bay windows. SLCE Architects is the executive architect of the project.
The reinforced concrete structure of the 203-room Aloft Hotel at 132 West 28th Street has risen to the tenth floor above Chelsea. YIMBY last reported on the project in late March, when foundations were just about to reach street level. Peter Poon Architects is the designer and while Frank Ng is the developer of the 326-foot-tall, 32-story tower. Now three months of construction work has made the reinforced concrete structure rise to the tenth floor.