Façade work is continuing on 2551-2555 Broadway, a 22-story residential building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen with Stephen B. Jacobs Group as the architect of record and developed by Paragon JV Properties III, the 276,578-square-foot structure will yield 130 units averaging 1,660 square feet each as well as 9,080 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Leeding Builders Group is the general contractor and RC Structures is the concrete contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of Broadway and West 96th Street.
Since our last update in early January, more of the light-colored façade has been installed around the grid of industrial-style windows and portions of the scaffolding have been removed from the uppermost levels.
Close-up shots show decorative black metal railings in front of several floor-to-ceiling windows around the eastern corner. Some of the temporary protective blue film has been peeled off the glass panes and we can get a slight glimpse into some of the residential interiors, which are being busily furnished. The sidewalk scaffolding should likely be taken down closer to the end of the summer, revealing the residential entrance and ground-floor retail frontage.
The two sets of climbing scaffolding rigs along the eastern and northern elevations are fully dismantled.
The southern wall of the edifice has some catching up to do in terms of its cladding, but otherwise has all of its windows in place.
The cantilever of the superstructure is now enclosed in a sloped outer skin and free of most of the temporary scaffolding.
YIMBY last reported that 2551-2555 Broadway will be finished this fall.