Construction has passed the halfway mark at 601 West 29th Street, a 695-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Hudson Yards and number 20 on our countdown of the tallest buildings under construction in New York. Referred to as “Tower A” in a two-building development along with the adjacent 606 West 30th Street, the 58-story structure is designed by FXCollaborative for Douglaston Development and sits along Eleventh Avenue on the border of West Chelsea.
New photographs looking east towards Related Companies’ massive Hudson Yards complex shows the reinforced concrete superstructure of 601 West 29th Street joining the dense and tall cluster of towers clad in a mixture of glass, stone, and metal.
Work has yet to begin on the curtain wall, which will be composed of floor-to-ceiling glass panels and white- and dark-colored mullions arranged in a large grid. No metal clips were spotted on the edges of the floor plates, so façade installation isn’t imminent and likely won’t commence until the reinforced concrete superstructure is closer to topping out. The main rendering shows only one major setback in the overall massing, so this should enable construction to continue at a steady pace.
Not much has been disclosed regarding the residential units and potential amenities. However, a major selling point is sure to be the panoramic views of Hudson Yards, Chelsea, Midtown, Lower Manhattan, and up and down the Hudson River.
601 West 29th Street is slated for completion in September 2023, as noted on the construction fence.