Construction Update: 559 West 23rd Street

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Construction is progressing at 559 West 23rd Street, where a new 13-story and 8-unit building is rising. Work resumed at the site late last year, after plans conceived back in 2006 ended up stalling; NBO4 Architects is designing, and while the developer is officially ‘NY8 Properties LLC,’ permits indicate NBO4 is building the project, as well.

559 West 23rd Street

559 West 23rd Street

An on-site rendering reveals the tower’s design; creativity is limited  by the lot’s narrow width. As is typical with new sliver buildings, the structure’s street-wall will match those of its neighbors, patching one of the few remaining holes along West 23rd Street. West Chelsea’s main thoroughfare will soon be completely built-out; it won’t be long before all lots along ‘lesser’ streets are also developed, as price pressure on the neighborhood is increasingly extreme.

Permits from back in 2002 are another indicator of the turmoil 559 West 23rd Street has faced; back then, Kaufman was the architect of record. Certainly, 559 West 23rd Street will be on the smaller side for new construction in Chelsea, with only eight units in total.

Completion of 559 West 23rd Street is expected in the spring of 2015.

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