Excavation Underway at 525 Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Photo by Michael Young

Excavation is moving along at 525 Sixth Avenue, the site of a 13-story residential building in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Designed by BKSK Architects and developed by Izaki Group under the 525 6th Ave LLC, the 145-foot-tall structure is planned to span 123,000 square feet and yield 71 condominium units and ground-floor commercial space. Hunter Roberts Construction Group is the general contractor for the property, which is alternately addressed as 100-106 West 14th Street and is located at the corner of West 14th Street and Sixth Avenue, just below the border with Chelsea.

Demolition has concluded since our last update in early September, when two low-rise buildings along West 14th Street were still standing on the plot. The property has been cleared of debris and a team of excavators and piling machines is now transforming the corner parcel in preparation for the reinforced concrete foundations.

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

No finalized renderings have been revealed apart from the below massing diagram posted on the construction board. The illustration shows the bulk of the building lining West 14th Street, with a series of shallow setbacks beginning on the ninth floor up to the multifaceted mechanical bulkhead. A larger setback is located on the seventh story at the rear of the building. The design incorporates curving corners and carved cutouts across the northern and eastern elevations, and the building will likely support numerous private terraces on its setbacks.

Photo by Michael Young

The 14th Street subway station is located at the foot of the development, providing convenient access to the F, L, and M trains.

525 Sixth Avenue’s anticipated completion date is slated for spring 2026, as noted on site.

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17 Comments on "Excavation Underway at 525 Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village, Manhattan"

  1. Depending on how the building actually looks, that intersection of 14th and 6th could be quite attractive. The two new building on the north corners are interesting and the former Macy’s building on the southeast corner is a beautiful historic landmark.

  2. 3 out of 4 corners of W14th and 6th Ave have now been demolished and 3 new buildings have replaced (this structure being the 3rd) what was one there. Not to mention the Subway accessibility project with new entrances and elevators also tranforming the area.

  3. Peterinthecity | March 30, 2024 at 9:28 am | Reply

    It’s nice to see how the city is continually redeveloping itself. I agree with Will that this may become a very nice intersection. I am really interested in the open area under the sidewalk/street one sees in the pictures. Does anyone know if it was simply a sidewalk vault, or if it might be deeper and part of the subway system since there is a station at that intersection? It’s fun to get a peak into subterranean NYC.

    • Part of the demolished structure with the cast iron columns still present. The subway and PATH train station is closer to the corner.

    • No doubt the mezzanine of the 6 Av station (L Train – BMT 14 St/Canarsie Line) is just on the other side of the wall… more the lower half of the wall though. I think what we’re seeing is just an old sidewalk vault built at the same time as the previous structure.

  4. no ground floor retail? that really sucks.

    • David in Bushwick | March 30, 2024 at 11:02 am | Reply

      “71 condominium units and ground-floor commercial space”
      Lots and lots of now empty ground floor spaces around Manhattan…

  5. Just think that these bold graffiti graphics will become future “painted signs” similar to the early 20th century ones that advertised Men’s suits or various lotions and potions!

    And people will petition to “save them” from demolition! 🤔🤣😂

    • Probably not. There’s tons of ghost signs still around and unfortunately most don’t give a rats azz about them.

  6. Reminds me of the massing for 760 Madison Avenue

  7. 14th Street is still in Clinton district not Greenwich Village

  8. David : Sent From Heaven. | March 30, 2024 at 11:59 pm | Reply

    Overpowered by excavators on this ceremonial, that certainly not mixed-use building; EUREKA! Thanks to Michael Young.

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