Curtain wall installation is progressing on 300 West 30th Street, a 16-story residential building in Chelsea. Designed by Studio C Architects and developed by Hiwin USA, the property is located at the corner of West 30th Street and Eighth Avenue, a short walk from Madison Square Garden, Penn Station, and the new Moynihan Train Hall, and will yield 80 residential units and ground-floor retail space. The developer purchased the site from Salt Equities for $27.5 million in May 2018.
At our last visit in January, the reinforced concrete superstructure was nearing topping out, with façade work yet to commence. Since then, much of the glass and metal curtain wall has been installed on the upper half of the edifice.
Workers were seen putting in segments of the façade on the northern elevation, while insulation boards enclose portions of the mostly blank southern walls that abut the adjacent low-rise structures. The exterior hoist is tucked in one of the corners on the back side of the development, and the glass railings should be installed in the coming months for the stack of balconies on the more conspicuous eastern and northern sides.
The overall design is relatively simple with no dramatic flourishes, and its envelope of dark-tinted floor-to-ceiling glass and gray paneling fits well with the context of the neighborhood. The main rendering is realistically close to what the outcome of the fenestration and building massing looks like so far.
Not many details have been disclosed regrading the residential amenities, except for the fact that they will be located on the second floor and include indoor and outdoor recreational spaces.
300 West 30th Street looks like it could be completed and open by early 2022.