Façade work is nearing completion on 601 West 29th Street, a 695-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Hudson Yards and number 19 on our year-end construction countdown. Designed by FXCollaborative and developed by Douglaston Development, the 60-story structure is also known as “Tower A” in a two-building development alongside 606 West 30th Street, which has yet to begin rising over Midtown, Manhattan. 601 West 29th Street will yield 703 market-rate and 235 affordable housing residences, 50,000 square feet of amenity space, and 15,000 square feet of retail space. Levine Builders is constructing the property, which is bound by Eleventh Avenue to the east, West 29th Street to the south, and West 30th Street to the north.
A great deal of progress has occurred on the exterior since our last update in April, when curtain wall installation had just begun. Now nearly all of the glass and metal panels are in place on the L-shaped building.
The construction elevator remains attached to the southern corner of the edifice, while the façade for the podium along West 29th Street is quickly shaping up.
From afar 601 West 29th Street blends into the Hudson Yards skyline, contributing nicely to the density of the cluster and extending it to the south toward Chelsea. The structure stands out from its neighbors with its white grid of squares on the northern and southern faces, while the taller rectangular segment facing east and west utilizes the same proportions and scale but with a dark-colored grid of lines between the floor-to-ceiling windows. Multiple wooden water towers of varying heights and a small mechanical extension are tightly perched above the flat roof parapet.
As of now, the structure enjoys a fairly isolated position with only 15 Hudson Yards nearby, but it will soon be joined by 606 West 30th Street, which will be built in the middle of the same parcel as 601 West 29th Street. The photographs below taken from across the Hudson River would see the most notable change in perspective as the majority of the tower would be obscured from this angle.
Residential amenities at 601 West 29th Street will include multiple tenant lounges, a gym with fitness studios, an outdoor swimming pool, multiple outdoor terraces, indoor and outdoor pet spaces, bike storage, and parking for 186 vehicles. The closest subway to the site is the 7 train at the Hudson Yards station in Bella Abzug Park to the north.
601 West 29th Street should likely be finished in the first half of 2022, perhaps by late spring or early summer at the latest.