Exterior work is nearing completion on Ruby, a 22-story two-tower residential complex at 241 West 28th Street in Chelsea. Designed by COOKFOX and developed by MAG Partners, Atalaya, Safanad, and Qualitas, the 400,000-square-foot project will yield 480 rental units with 144 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 on a through-block parcel between Seventh and Eighth Avenues with frontage on both West 28th and 29th Streets. The developers are aiming for LEED Silver certification.
Since our last update in October, the construction elevator has been dismantled from the West 28th Street elevation and the gap in the façade has been filled in. Nearly all of the 100,000 square feet of bricks have been laid by King Contracting Group and the mostly blank western sides of both towers are now clad in their final EIFS enclosure. Only minor work remains to be completed around the ground floor and upper levels. Belden Tri-State supplied the brick on this one and Cladding Concepts supplied the decorative railings
More of the decorative railings have been put in place across the second level and eastern end of the building, and dark spandrels have been installed across the upper levels. Sidewalk scaffolding still surrounds the northern and southern ground-floor frontage but should be removed in the coming weeks once exterior work wraps up.
The below images show the look of the interior sides of the towers, which feature metal paneling lining their central cores.
Homes come with in-unit washers and dryers, central AC, and name-brand kitchen appliances. Amenities at Ruby include a dog-washing station, a media room, multiple indoor lounges, fitness center, children’s playroom, laundry room, bike storage, live-in superintendent, a 24/7 attended lobby, and an outdoor lounge with a swimming pool and an adjoining terrace.
The nearest subway is the local 1 train at the 28th Street station to the east along Seventh Avenue. Also nearby is the 34th Street-Penn Station complex with access to the A, C, E, 1, 2, and 3 trains, Long Island Rail Road, New Jersey Transit, and Amtrak.
241 West 28th Street is anticipated to be completed this summer.