Construction has topped out at 76 Eighth Avenue, a ten-story commercial building in Chelsea. The facade was originally designed by Gene Kaufman Architect but YIMBY was recently informed that the redesign with the darker steel exterior that we’ve been seeing is part of a collaboration with RAAD Studios. Sang Lee, Noviprop, and Plus Development are still the developers of the 120-foot-tall structure, which is planned to yield 30,000 square feet of office space and ground-floor retail. The property is located at the intersection of West 14th Street and Eighth Avenue.
Recent photos show the progress that has occurred since our last visit in October, when the steel superstructure was one story away from its parapet. Since then, work has progressed on the exterior of the frame, which has received secondary layers of steel that will eventually support the final black metal paneling. The thicker columns currently sit wrapped in a protective blue film, while the horizontal beams at the edges of the floor plates and the diagonal supports at the northeastern corner have been painted white.
While the final floor has been constructed, work has yet to begin on the tenth-story frame that will cap the structure with an open-air grid of square voids. This will eventually frame a landscaped outdoor rooftop space lined with glass railings and shrubbery. Another outdoor terrace will be found on the sixth floor, where the structure sets back from the sidewalk on both the northern and western sides. Transit access from the site is incredibly convenient, with the A, C, E, and subterranean walkway to the L train located immediately in front of the property.
Below are three new renderings that show what the interior space is going to look like.
YIMBY has an updated completion date for 76 Eighth Avenue with occupancy scheduled for later this summer.