Façade installation is rapidly moving along at 140 West 24th Street, a topped-out, 416-foot-tall hotel tower in Chelsea. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architect and developed by Sam Chang, the 45-story reinforced concrete structure will yield 142,949 square feet. Omnibuild is in charge of the construction process on the project, which is located between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.
Most of the progress is occurring on the blank eastern and western party walls, which are being quickly clad in light colored paneling. The photographs below from late September showed the recent activity on the structure, when workers were just about halfway up the window-less sides of the slim and uniform edifice.
On the main northern elevation, framework for the final exterior assembly of metal panels surrounds the windows. This is composed of a grid of tightly spaced windows that run up nearly the entire height of the hotel address. Above are setbacks that give way to an extended mechanical section, topped by two wooden water towers.
The hotel’s location among a predominantly mid-rise area makes it stand out prominently and will provide guests with panoramic views of the skyline.
The property will contain 508 hotel rooms, a ground-floor main lobby, a dining area, and kitchens within the cellar and first floors. The closest subways are the F, M, and PATH trains at the 23rd Street station on Sixth Avenue and the 1 train on at the 23rd Street station on Seventh Avenue.
No official completion date has been announced for 140 West 24th Street, but construction will likely wrap up by next year.