ABI Chelsea Nears Completion at 455 West 19th Street in Chelsea

455 West 19th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Construction is still finishing up on ABI Chelsea, a 10-story residential building at 455 West 19th Street in Chelsea. Not much has changed since our last visit in late January, with construction entirely complete with the exception of the ground floor. The project, which is located between Ninth and Tenth Avenues, is designed by Lebanon-based Raed Abillama Architects with Paik Architecture as the architect of record. Developer Al Amir Holdings is expecting a projected sellout of $77.5 million. Douglas Elliman is handling sales and marketing for the residences, which are slated to range from $15 to $25 million.

455 West 19th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Photographs show the finished look of the exterior, which features distinctive white fins and panels framing windows of varying sizes. A setback near the halfway point appears to yield a private outdoor terrace.

455 West 19th Street. Photo by Michael Young

455 West 19th Street. Photo by Michael Young

455 West 19th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The relatively slim and asymmetrical southern elevation that faces West 19th Street features an entrance canopy topped with shrubbery. This is currently situated behind construction barriers, metal gates, and wooden boards that line the sidewalk.

455 West 19th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The below photographs give a closer look at the exterior details.

455 West 19th Street. Photo by Michael Young

455 West 19th Street. Photo by Michael Young

455 West 19th Street. Photo by Michael Young

455 West 19th Street. Photo by Michael Young

455 West 19th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The structure incorporates a contemporary approach in terms of materials, but with a juxtaposition of linear geometry and solid planes, and openness and privacy. The western-most part of the main elevation looks more exposed to the daylight and the city, while the eastern half feels more tightly compressed with a narrow field of vision for occupants. All of these aspects add up to set the building apart from the rest of the neighborhood.

Amenities include an art gallery, a rooftop terrace, and a swimming pool.

A formal completion date had not been announced, though at this point ABI Chelsea could finally finish and open by the end of the year.

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7 Comments on "ABI Chelsea Nears Completion at 455 West 19th Street in Chelsea"

  1. “Prices ‘range’ from 15 to 25 million”
    I’m not home on that range!

  2. Maybe apart from a slightly plain concrete wall I do think this looks really good, especially those fins. The setbacks are really pleasing too.

  3. David in Bushwick | October 10, 2020 at 10:37 am | Reply

    It’s very refreshing to finally see some truly unique, new design that isn’t just more glass wallpaper. Perhaps the two sides of the vertical facade could have been better tied together, but this building is an elegant, modern addition to an old and eclectic neighborhood. The unit prices prove we desperately need to revise our tax code.

  4. American architects…this is something to learn from, this is ARCHITECTURE !!!
    This is geometry and light, this is Le Corbusier this is Richarad Meier… this is AECHITECTURE !!!

  5. High Heel Park

  6. looks like a parking lot. That white won’t age well….

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