241 West 28th Street’s Reinforced Concrete Superstructure Climbs Over Chelsea, Manhattan

241 West 28th Street. Rendering by COOKFOX

Construction is rising on 241 West 28th Street, a 22-story residential project in Chelsea. Designed by COOKFOX for MAG Partners, Atalaya, Safanad, and Qualitas, the 248,000-square-foot two-tower development will yield 479 units with 30 percent reserved for low- and middle-income households. King Contracting Group is doing the brick work and Urban Atelier Group is the general contractor for the complex, which is located between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.

Progress has been swift since our last update in June, when work was still progressing below grade. Now the reinforced concrete superstructure has reached the ninth floor, and could feasibly top out sometime this winter.

241 West 28th Street. Photo by Michael Young

241 West 28th Street. Photo by Michael Young

241 West 28th Street. Photo by Michael Young

241 West 28th Street. Photo by Michael Young

241 West 28th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Crews are also about to assemble a construction crane tower.

241 West 28th Street. Photo by Michael Young

MAG Partners acquired the Midtown, Manhattan property in December 2018 and established a 99-year ground lease with Edison Properties. The exterior of the building will showcase a richly textured brick façade and a tight grid of recessed windows. The property will yield 214,000 square feet of residential space and about 10,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Residential amenities include lounges, a fitness center, a children’s playroom, and an outdoor lounge with a swimming pool and adjoining terrace.

Below are additional aerial and street-level renderings of the project showing how the two towers are spaced out with what will likely be a private central courtyard, while the upper setbacks make way for numerous landscaped terraces for a select number of units. Depicted around the center of the flat inner walls are dark gray panels running down the middle, highlighting the core of each tower. These extend toward a pair of mechanical extensions that contrast with the lighter brick color facing the street. A metal canopy topped with shrubbery will protrude above the main entrance along West 28th Street.

241 West 28th Street. Rendering by COOKFOX

241 West 28th Street. Rendering by COOKFOX

241 West 28th Street is slated for completion in July 2023.

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4 Comments on "241 West 28th Street’s Reinforced Concrete Superstructure Climbs Over Chelsea, Manhattan"

  1. David in Bushwick | October 3, 2021 at 9:02 am | Reply

    I remember the this huge surface parking lot with stacked vehicles, it was ugly and a complete mystery why it could exist in such a dense city. Obviously Edison Properties didn’t want to sell the land, so a lease is the happy solution to more housing.

  2. Looking good!

  3. Are there entrances at both towers or only 28th street?

  4. A Third of the building houses the Lottery for low income people? Wow.

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