Façade installation is continuing to progress on One High Line, a twisting two-tower residential development at 500 West 18th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and developed by Witkoff Group and Access Industries, the 36- and 26-story structures will yield 900,000 square feet with 236 condominium units, a hotel component, ground-floor retail space, and a public plaza. Suffolk Construction is the general contractor, Enzo Enea is the landscape architect, and Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is handling sales and marketing for the property, which is alternately addressed as 76 Eleventh Avenue and stands adjacent to the High Line on a trapezoidal plot bound by West 18th Street to the north, West 17th Street to the south, Tenth Avenue to the east, and West Street to the west.
Since our last update in February, the scaffolding has come down off the taller western tower’s mechanical bulkhead, revealing its dark gray cladding. The shorter sibling’s bulkhead is still awaiting the same exterior treatment. Nearly all of the travertine paneling is in place on both towers, with the primary exception of the gaps where the construction elevators remain attached.
More progress has occurred on the central motor courtyard, with additional travertine paneling installed on the surrounding walls and the framework for the windows in place on the sky bridge.
The stone and glass façade has also continued to shape up on the podium floors along West and West 17th Streets.
One High Line’s taller western tower will yield 149 residences with interiors by Gabellini Sheppard Associates. Each home will be outfitted with wide oak plank floors, custom eucalyptus wood entry doors, a Cat-6 prewired home automation package with low-voltage power to all windows, purified air and water, junction boxes in all bedrooms, and an in-unit washer and dryer. The building will be served by four passenger elevators and one service car.
Kitchens will be lined with custom Bulthaup Grey Larch cabinetry, honed White Princess quartzite countertops, satin stainless steel fittings by CEA Design, and feature a Gagganeau refrigerator, dishwasher, cooktop, speed and/or steam oven, convection oven, warming drawer, and a wine refrigerator. Primary bathrooms get Taj Mahal quartzite flooring and walls, satin stainless steel fittings by CEA Design, a eucalyptus wood vanity with polished white lumix quartzite countertop and under-mount Corian sinks, Kaldewi bathtubs with Taj Mahal quartzite surround, Hydrosystems Biscayne freestanding tubs in select residences, and Nuheat radiant floor heating. Secondary bathrooms feature Woodgrain Silver vein-cut marble flooring and walls, satin stainless steel fittings by CEA Design, a custom oak vanity with a Woodgrain Silver marble countertop, and Nuheat radiant flooring. Powder rooms are lined with honed vein-cut Grigio Onyx flooring, walls, and vanity.
Residential amenities include a full-time attended lobby and concierge and live-in manager, on-site private parking, bicycle storage, and private residential storage. Fitness and leisure amenities include a fitness center with private training rooms, a 75-foot swimming pool, jetted whirlpool and cabanas, a glass-enclosed double-height bridge lounge and library, a billiards and game room, a lounge with a private dining room, a warming kitchen, a children’s playroom, a golf simulator, a virtual gaming studio, a spa with steam and sauna rooms, and a private treatment room.
Hotel services include preferential hotel spa and restaurant bookings, in-residence dining, housekeeping, concierge services, laundry and dry cleaning, transportation coordination, event planing, and access to hotel amenities and services at the flagship Faena Hotel New York with a Faena Rose Club membership.
YIMBY last reported that the developers are pursuing LEED Silver certification. One High Line is anticipated to finish construction later this year.
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That Manhattan Storage can sell their property for millions.
When I get up from being dizzy, I will ponder how the travertine will wear over time, with all the fumes of cars from the WSHighway and other general pollution, moisture, freeze and thaw….one hopes the skin will not being to fall off over time!
My thoughts exactly.
Yes. Look at Lincoln Center. Travertine is better suited to warmer climes as sunny Italy.
I was going to say… a little porous for the location.
Interiors and residential amenities very satisfying, and I have the pleasure associated with its twisting. To one’s liking I think that two-tower is out from a rule of structure’s corners, America won’t let buildings get abandoned after a pause. So easy on the eye: Thanks to Michael Young.
Kind a precursor to that 60-story Seaport tower under construction in the financial district?! 🤔🥺
Lets just hope One High Line is built on a better foundation!
Since 9-11, buildings that appear as though they are about to fall over no longer seem very amusing or clever.
Where there a lot of those before Sept 11?
Maybe it’s just me but I make zero connection between leaning architecture and the horror of 9/11.
A quirky pair of towers to go with the Gehry. I will say that the exterior materials are very appealing. Let’s see how they age.