RAMSA’s 555 West 22nd Street Tops Out in Chelsea

555 West 22nd Street seen from The Edge, photo by Michael Young

The superstructure of 555 West 22nd Street appears to have topped out near the Chelsea waterfront. Designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects and developed by Related Companies with SLCE Architects as the architect of record, the 26-story condominium building now stands about 300 feet tall. The 250,000-square-foot project is located along Eleventh Avenue between West 22nd Street and West 23rd Street and will yield 141 units, averaging around 2,245 square feet apiece.

Photos from Edge at 30 Hudson Yards and along the surrounding streets show the reinforced concrete superstructure reaching the tiered roof parapet.

555 West 22nd Street seen from The Edge, photo by Michael Young

The main western elevation, photo by Michael Young

The northern corner, photo by Michael Young

The northern corner, photo by Michael Young

The northern elevation, photo by Michael Young

The northern elevation of the main building photo by Michael Young

The northern elevation, photo by Michael Young

Looking west at the back side, photo by Michael Young

The top of the southern profile, photo by Michael Young

The upper floors, photo by Michael Young

The back side of the main building, photo by Michael Young

555 West 22nd Street, photo by Michael Young

Installation of the curtain wall has also begun on the second floor of the building. It appears that a red-colored brick masonry wall with precast stone is going up, as opposed to the all-white envelope that was depicted in previous renderings. It will be interesting to see whether this cladding continues to the parapet, or whether this treatment will be restricted to the podium levels.

There is a subtle array of bricks that protrude from the masonry surface in a uniformly staggered pattern.

555 West 22nd Street, photo by Michael Young

555 West 22nd Street, photo by Michael Young

555 West 22nd Street, photo by Michael Young

Cinder blocks continue to be placed to form the large grid of square and rectangular windows.

555 West 22nd Street, photo by Michael Young

555 West 22nd Street, photo by Michael Young

555 West 22nd Street, photo by Michael Young

Amenities for 555 West 22nd Street include a residential lounge, an event room, a game center, a business center, a fitness center, a basement pool with lockers, bicycle storage, and a dog spa. A number of apartment units will have their own private outdoor terraces atop the building’s multiple setbacks.

555 West 22nd Street will continue throughout 2020 and could possibly finish sometime next year.

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4 Comments on "RAMSA’s 555 West 22nd Street Tops Out in Chelsea"

  1. Is this my crooked building in front of chelsea piers ?
    I can’t wait till it’s done . Love this building

  2. The photos here of the lower floor darker brick work look nothing like the renderings in earlier coverage here of this building. Do you have an up to date rendering of this building?..AND STAY HEALTHY EVERYBODY!!

  3. george thomas | March 14, 2020 at 9:47 am | Reply

    Interesting to see the projecting bricks and the brickwork itself. Our examination of pre 1970 buildings finds that projections catch water and lead water into the wall damaging the steel behind, and the more joints (brick vs. stone panels) the more water damage as well. So this is a system fated to fail.
    Anyone asking questions about how these buildings along the coast will fare with rising ocean levels? Is everyone in total denial>

  4. I like it better than the all stone rendering. That’s some handsome brickwork.

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