Construction is now several floors above street level at 601 West 29th Street, a 58-story residential skyscraper in West Chelsea on the border with Hudson Yards. Known as Tower A in a two-building development along with 606 West 30th Street, the 695-foot-tall building is designed by FXCollaborative and developed by Douglaston Development.
Recent photos show the reinforced concrete superstructure ascending above the horizontally extruded, L-shaped podium on the corner of West 29th Street and Eleventh Avenue. The most recently formed floors are wrapped in scaffolding and the safety cocoon. Progress has been swift since our last update on July 1, when the podium floors were still being constructed. Meanwhile, foundation work is progressing on the adjacent Tower B, which will rise within the footprint of Tower A.
Below are a couple of photographs taken in the last week of August.
Little information has been disclosed regarding the home layouts and amenities. Nonetheless, residents will be treated to clear views of Hudson Yards, the Hudson River, the High Line and Chelsea, the Lower Manhattan skyline, and New York Harbor. The lack of any tall superstructures to the immediate south will facilitate these vistas. We can expect 601 West 29th Street to continue at its current pace of construction, and possibly accelerate once it surpasses the southern setback along West 29th Street. A flat roof parapet will cap the edifice.
601 West 29th Street is slated for completion in September 2023, as noted on the construction fence.