As the largest planned development in the United States inches closer to completion, The Shed at Hudson Yards has announced the first group of commissions to be on display during the 2019 inaugural season. The Shed will be New York City’s first and only arts center dedicated to commissioning, producing, and presenting new work across the performing arts, visual arts, and pop culture areas. The mixed-use space is expected to be open to the public sometime in the spring of 2019.
Permits have been filed for a 38-story hotel at 113 West 24th Street, in Chelsea. The location is close to the 23rd Street stations for the 1 train, as well the PATH. Guests will find ready access to Madison Square Park, one block to the east, and Lam Generation will be responsible for the development.
New renderings are out for the 11-story condominium building rising at 515 West 29th Street, in West Chelsea. Singaporean-based SCDA Architects, led by Soo Chan, is responsible for the design, which incorporates a series of glass panels producing a rippling effect on the façade. They also bear a striking resemblance to an art piece by Marcel Duchamp, “Three Standard Stoppages,” a play on ideas of identity and form through measurement. This might be intentional, considering its location, with dozens of galleries and artist studios in the blocks that surround the project.
Demolition Permits have been filed for 517, 519, and 523 West 29 Street, in West Chelsea, Manhattan. The site is just blocks away from Hudson Yards. This comes over a year after reports broke that developer Six Sigma paid a pricey $800 per buildable foot for 4,900 square feet of air rights to add to the project. The $3.92 million purchase allows the developer to add another floor to the top of the structure, which can be expected to sell for quite a sum. Six Sigma purchased the actual property for $54.75 million.
A new rendering has been revealed for 555 West 22nd Street, owned by Related Companies, confirming YIMBY’s last report on its future as a residential building. The West Chelsea lot is currently occupied by low-rise commercial and residential structures as well as a U-Haul lot, however demolition permits were filed in February of last year. Related acquired these properties and adjacent air rights for a total of $234 million.