Façade work nears completion on 241 West 28th Street, a pair of 22-story residential buildings in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by COOKFOX and developed by MAG Partners, Atalaya, Safanad, and Qualitas, the 400,000-square-foot complex is aiming for LEED Silver certification and will yield 480 units with 30 percent reserved for low- and middle-income households, as well as 8,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Urban Atelier Group is the general contractor for the property, which is located between Seventh and Eighth Avenues with frontage on both West 28th and 29th Streets.
At the time of our last update in May, the red brick façade had reached up to the height of the setbacks on the 28th and 29th Street elevations. Since then, crews from King Contracting Group laid the remainder of the 100,000 square feet of brick, supplied by Belden Tristate Building Materials, at a pace of one floor every two and a half days. The eastern side of the building has been enclosed in its EIFS envelope, and metal railings have begun to be installed at the base of some of the windows, with clips in place at their tops to hold a decorative paneling.
Scaffolding rigs hang from both the northern and southern sides of 241 West 28th Street as workers continue to finish up the exterior. The construction elevator remains attached to the West 28th Street elevation.
The towers on the western end of the building are awaiting their EIFS enclosure. Densglass sheathing insulation boards and the edges of each floor plate remain exposed for now.
Residential amenities include multiple indoor lounges, a fitness center, a children’s playroom, and an outdoor lounge with a swimming pool and adjoining terrace.
YIMBY last reported that 241 West 28th Street is slated for completion in July 2023.