239 Tenth Avenue Gets Glassy in Chelsea

239 Tenth Avenue, photo by Tectonic239 Tenth Avenue, photo by Tectonic

Michael Shvo and Victor Group knocked down a gas station at 239 10th Avenue in Chelsea last year to make way for a glassy condo building. Now workers are installing facade panels on the project, which is under construction at the corner of West 24th Street. Tectonic recently swung by the site to bring YIMBY an update.

239 Tenth Avenue, photo by <a href="http://tectonicphoto.com/">Tectonic</a>

239 Tenth Avenue, photo by Tectonic

The development, named the Getty after the former gas station, was designed by architect Peter Marino. The 11-story building will hold just six condos when it’s finished. They’ll be divided across 28,044 square feet of residential space, and typical apartments will measure nearly 4,700 square feet. A 13,400-square-foot art gallery will fill the ground floor.

Construction has progressed quickly over the last six months. In June, the structure was only a few stories tall, and by July, it had topped out.

The High Line runs between 10th and 11th Avenues, and most of the blocks next to it are bursting with new, high-end condo projects. The late Zaha Hadid designed a building on Eleventh Avenue between 25th and 26th Streets before she died. There’s also a 35-story tower under construction on Tenth Avenue between 28th and 29th Streets, and the Fitzroy is underway on the same block as 239 Tenth Avenue.

239 Tenth Avenue, photo by <a href="http://tectonicphoto.com/">Tectonic</a>

239 Tenth Avenue, photo by Tectonic

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3 Comments on "239 Tenth Avenue Gets Glassy in Chelsea"

  1. Glass from factory into the 11-story building, for the first time to looking with freshest material.

  2. Alexander Pereira | December 1, 2016 at 9:18 am |

    Getty? Might want to rethink that name.

    • Eric Zollinger | December 15, 2016 at 11:21 am |

      Actually the name is quite perfect. See below from Wikipedia. A building built for art collectors and art collections
      Jean Paul Getty (December 15, 1892 – June 6, 1976) was an American industrialist.[2] He founded the Getty Oil Company, and in 1957 Fortune magazine named him the richest living American,[3] while the 1966 Guinness Book of Records named him as the world’s richest private citizen, worth an estimated $1.2 billion (approximately $8.8 billion in 2015).[4] At his death, he was worth more than $2 billion (approximately $8.3 billion in 2015).[5] A book published in 1996 ranked him as the 67th richest American who ever lived, based on his wealth as a percentage of the gross national product.[6]

      Despite his wealth, Getty was notably frugal. He famously negotiated his grandson’s ransom.

      Getty was an avid collector of art and antiquities; his collection formed the basis of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, and over $661 million (approximately $2.8 billion in 2015) of his estate was left to the museum after his death.[5] He established the J. Paul Getty Trust in 1953. The trust is the world’s wealthiest art institution, and operates the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Foundation, the Getty Research Institute, and the Getty Conservation Institute.[7]

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