New information has been revealed for Related Companies’ 507 West 27th Street, a single-story commercial building rising under the High Line in Chelsea. Thanks to a YIMBY reader, we were provided with an image of a rendering at the site, revealing it has been dubbed “High Line Nine,” for the nine gallery spaces that will be created within.
The 14-foot tall structure will yield 9,770 square feet of commercial space, including a much-needed café. The project is being marketed as a reimagined approach to gallery space.
Rather than being a typical office space with room for exhibiting, the building is just gallery space. To quote the website, “More than a lease, this unique offering is the ideal solution for international and domestic gallerists who want a street-level location in West Chelsea with built-in vibrancy and traffic and without the hassle of maintaining a conventional gallery space.”
The spaces are intended for short-term leasing, providing domestic and international gallerists an opportunity to exhibit on the coveted street level in Chelsea. It also removes the need to maintain or possess property.
McAlpine House is the architect of record, with design by Markus Dochantschi of Studio MDA. The façade appears to be dark brushed concrete stylized to complement its neighbor above. Gallery spaces are sized between 500 and 1,260 square feet, with most between 600-800 square feet.
The building is expected to open this spring.