538-542 West 29th Street Prepares For Demolition in West Chelsea, Manhattan

538-542 West 29th Street. Designed by Jeffrey Cole Architects.

Demolition preparations are underway at 538-542 West 29th Street, the site of an art-inspired mixed-use hotel and condominium building in West Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed in collaboration between Jeffrey Cole Architects and AA Studio and developed by hospitality group PPHE Hotel Group and Largo Investments, which acquired the property for $42 million, the 74,000-square-foot structure is planned to yield 98 guest rooms and 55 residences. W29 Owner LLC is listed as the owner and Northeast Specialist Group LLC is the contractor for the project, which is located between Ninth and Tenth Avenues.

Recent photos shows green sidewalk fencing assembled along the ground floor of the three buildings in the 9,875-square-foot assemblage, consisting of two three-story structures and a one-story garage.

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

No new renderings have been released apart from the image in main photo from several years ago, which illustrates a ten-story building with a grid of tall rectangular windows with dark frames and a series of stepped setbacks on levels eight through ten. Behind these setbacks and on the rear of the eastern wall, the façade is shown covered in hanging vegetation. Greenery is also depicted on the top of the canopy over the entrance.

The nearest subway is the local 7 train at Hudson Yards to the northeast in Bella Abzug Park.

Demolition work at 538-542 West 29th Street is anticipated to be finished on March 31, 2024, as noted on site. A construction timeline has yet to be disclosed.

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3 Comments on "538-542 West 29th Street Prepares For Demolition in West Chelsea, Manhattan"

  1. Let’s go! What a better use of space

  2. David : Sent From Heaven. | March 4, 2024 at 8:31 am | Reply

    This building that has been prepared will never be demolished, which is still true according to its report: Thanks to Michael Young.

  3. Kent Chrisman | March 4, 2024 at 4:12 pm | Reply

    The rendering and your printed story are seemingly in conflict. The rendering shows only the garage being removed, the 3 story structure with the box openings and box detailing is still there with the finished project. The story says the “assemblage” consists of all three structures.

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