89th Avenue
10 Madison Square West

221 West 29th Street

221 West 29th Street

Project / Building Name:
Chelsea29
Neighborhood:
Chelsea
Client:
CBSK Ironstate
Project Type:
Rental
Scope:
Architect
Area:
90000
Stories:
21
Units:
95
Status:
In Progress
Image Credit:
Hill West Architects

Chelsea29 will be a 21-story, 95-unit residential rental building with both retail and parking at West 29th Street, west of 7th Avenue. The building’s form is an updated take on the setback, “wedding cake” aesthetic of the pre-war commercial high-rises that line the blocks of the Garment District.   The façade has an elegant vertical emphasis and is organized into three bays of windows separated by vertical limestone piers that start at the base and rise to the top through a series of setbacks and terraces.  Each pier is capped by a decorative T-shaped metal finial in a dark metal finish.  A series of thinner mullions clad in a matching metal rise between the limestone piers to create each of the three window bays.  Dark metal grills and limestone bars make up the spandrels between the windows.

A series of setbacks between the 13th and 16th floors create landscaped terraces fronted by glass balustrades. The building meets the street with two lower floors that embrace an aesthetic of polished and textured metal surfaces along with glass. The entrance sits underneath a glass canopy suspended by two steel rods and surrounded by metal mesh.  The resulting composition is not an imitation of the past, but rather a modern reinterpretation of the district’s historic spirit that recalls a time when commercial high-rises shared their urban space with light manufacturing facilities.

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