Exterior work is approaching completion on Thomas Heatherwick‘s Lantern House at 515 West 18th Street in Chelsea. Developed by Related Companies with SLCE Architects as the architect of record, the ten- and 21-story reinforced concrete edifices stand on either side of the High Line and contain 181 residential units, with sales and marketing led by Related Sales LLC and Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group.
Recent photos by Tectonic from the eastern and western sides of the development show the bulbous sculpted windows and hand-laid brick masonry nearly all in place.
The only sections awaiting completion are around the ground floor and sidewalk, as well as a strip on the shorter structure where the mechanical hoist is standing. This is currently wrapped in white-colored tarp, for unclear reasons. The sidewalk scaffolding and green construction fence still surround the entire property. The glass railings for the outdoor terraces are also mostly in place.
Homes will feature one- to four-bedroom layouts and come with 10-foot-high ceilings. A number of units will come with landscaped terraces that offer views of the High Line, Cheslea, and the Midtown skyline. Prices start at $1.7 million, with amenities including a doorman, concierge service, a common courtyard and outdoor garden, a meeting room, a fitness center with spa and swimming pool, an entertainment room, residential lounges, a children’s playroom, and private parking for 175 vehicles.
YIMBY last reported that work on Lantern House is expected to be wrap up this fall.