Façade installation is nearing completion on The Cortland, a 26-story condominium building from Robert A. M. Stern Architects at 555 West 22nd Street in West Chelsea. Developed by Related Companies with SLCE Architects as the architect of record, the nearly 300-foot-tall structure will yield 141 units spread across 250,000 square feet, for an average of 2,245 square feet apiece. The building is located along West Street and the Hudson River waterfront between West 22nd and West 23rd Streets.
Recent photos show the red hand-laid brick exterior and window grid reaching the multifaceted crown.
Close-up shots show the detailed fenestration, which consists of a wide range of colors, brick layouts, and patterns, and a mix of floor-to-ceiling bay windows and flat glass panels interspersed with riveted metal and dark mullions. Numerous setbacks form the crown, which is covered in scaffolding and black netting. Robert A. M. Stern Architects’ penchant for prewar-inspired architecture suggests that the crown will soon emerge as an impeccable work of design and an homage to New York City’s past. We can expect the remaining windows to be installed over the rest of the spring and early summer.
Few details have been revealed regarding the interiors, though YIMBY last reported the proposed residential amenities will include a private lounge, an event room, a game center, a business center, a fitness center, a basement pool with lockers, bicycle storage, and a dog spa.
The fast pace of activity could put the completion date of The Cortland sometime between the very end of the year to the early months of 2022.