The first sculptural glass panels on Thomas Heatherwick’s premiere residential project at 515 West 18th Street are starting to be installed. The glass and metal frames are rising on the western elevation of the shorter ten-story building, which has topped out along Tenth Avenue. Heatherwick’s pair of architecturally matching structures straddle the High Line and will be an interesting addition to the Chelsea neighborhood. The taller half of the complex is rising on the western edge of the elevated park and will soon stand 22 stories high. The site is being developed by Related Companies.
511 West 18th Street
Thomas Heatherwick’s first residential project located at 511-525 West 18th Street is starting to take shape above Chelsea. When walking north on the High Line from Chelsea Market directly past Bjarke Ingels twisting residential towers dubbed “The XI,” Heatherwick’s pair of buildings will soon show off their sculptural windows on both sides of the High Line, which splits the project site down the middle. The site is being developed by Related Companies, the same firm behind Hudson Yards at the tip of the High Line’s third phase.
Situated one block north of “The XI,” designed by Bjarke Ingels, and sitting adjacent to Frank Gehry’s IAC Building and Jean Nouvel’s residential tower at 100 Eleventh Avenue, Thomas Heatherwick is bringing his first set of residential buildings to the High Line, just after his “Vessel” recently topped off at Hudson Yards. The project, located at 511-525 West 18th Street, is being developed by Related Companies and will be one of the largest buildings in Chelsea when completed.
Two new renderings have been revealed for 511-515 West 18th Street, in West Chelsea, which is being developed by Related Companies. The images show two towers with pod-like bowed glass facades, and brick exteriors, running along Tenth Avenue, and positioned on either side of the High Line between 18th and 19th streets. Thomas Heatherwick will be the design architect.
A new massing has been revealed for Related Companies’ 511-525 West 18th Street and 500 West 19th Street. The developer made headlines in 2014 with their move to purchase the site for $200 million, setting a record for the West Chelsea neighborhood, and moved forward with City Planning Approvals by the end of 2016.