Related’s Robert A.M. Stern-Designed 555 West 22nd Street Making Quick Headway in West Chelsea

555 West 22nd Street, updated design, image from Related Companies

Construction on the foundations of 555 West 22nd Street in Chelsea are moving quickly. The development is being designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects while SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record. Related is the developer of the Hudson River-facing project. It is located along the corner of West Street and West 22nd Street and will rival the height of Norman Foster’s adjacent residential tower to the south at 555 West 21st Street. 39 units are set to be created, averaging around 2,245 square feet apiece.

The foundations looking east at 555 West 22nd Street. Photo by YIMBY user, inforshare

A new photo shows a large amount of rebar waiting for the concrete pours to form the slabs and columns of the cellar levels. The foundation walls on the easternmost part of the perimeter are finished while the rest of the walls are continuing and awaiting their final form. The first pieces of the construction crane are already on site and in position. It sits towards the central interior section of the property. Several areas of the foundation slabs are also finished while excavation appears to be mostly completed. Work on the building should reach street level sometime this summer and most likely rise several stories by the end of 2019.

This will be Robert A.M. Stern’s first residential project in Chelsea and it is set to stand 26 stories tall. The development will come with amenities such as a lounge room, an event room, a game center, a business center, a fitness center, a basement pool with lockers, bicycle storage, and a dog spa. The views of the Hudson River and uninterrupted sunsets are a prime feature for a number of apartment units, some with private outdoor terraces on the western elevation.

A completion date for 555 West 22nd Street is expected to be sometime next year.

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