Work Nears Completion on 540 West 25th Street in West Chelsea

Architectural rendering of the southeast façade of 540 West 25th Street. Photo courtesy of Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture.

When we last checked in on the site of 540 West 25th Street, the development had just topped out. The steel structure and metal decking was still mostly exposed. Now with the curtain wall installed, the new 60,000 square foot project is closer to completion. This will be the new headquarters for Pace Gallery, providing eight stories of exhibit spaces, private viewing rooms, offices, and a library. The 135-foot tall building is designed by Bonetti/Kozerski Studio and developed by Weinberg Properties. Pace Gallery’s existing spaces are currently located at 508 & 510 West 25th Street next to the High Line.

540 West 25th Street from the High Line. Photo by Michael Young

Close-up of the outdoor terrace space underneath the cantilevered portion of the building. Photo by Michael Young

Looking west from the High Line, the new structure is visibly stands out against the surrounding brick and mortar buildings. Along with its prominent height, the large grid of architecturally finished concrete panels can now be seen and appreciated on both the eastern and western flanks of the project.

Close-up of the corners showing the architecturally finished concrete panels. Photo by Michael Young

The western corner of 540 West 25th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The main entrance will be found at street level facing West 25th Street, and will sit next to a library designed to hold almost 10,000 books. A 5,000 square foot gallery space, complete with 20-foot high ceilings, will also be located on the first floor. One level above will be 4,200 square feet of interior exhibition space. The sixth floor is the main setback of the structure, and it will accommodate a large, landscaped outdoor terrace. This portion will sit underneath a large cantilevering two-story section, and it is held up by two egress cores on the eastern and western sides of the building’s footprint.

The easiest way to get to the building from the High Line is to exit taking the stairs at West 26th Street, and walk around the block to West 25th Street. The closest subway station is a ten minute walk from the east to West 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue, serviced by the C and E trains.

Construction looks like it should be finished by mid-2019.

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4 Comments on "Work Nears Completion on 540 West 25th Street in West Chelsea"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: Heading when I see heading first on your details, headily interested to development design. Thanks for not hazing.

  2. I don’t see yet finished product, so I cannot comment it how is good or terrible. Right now is a piece of child constructed Legos. In Glass and Concrete, no attractive design except being ultimately ugly, is this a “green space” for AOC NY HQ??? This building looks like her scarface… Must be named as Scarface on High Line!!!

  3. Must be named as NY Green Deal HQ for High Line. Except it’s a 100% solar and wind powered with reclaimed waters secondary usage. Atlas Shrugged Utopical Building.

  4. Funny that this was approved few blocks from the most ultimately beautiful futuristic neo modern Zaha Hadid Building at 522 West 28th Street. Looks like architect own 5 year kid drawing this design… Sorry, but Zero stars. 5 stars for being super ugly like AOC.

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