Chelsea

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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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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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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