Construction Update

The Fitzroy and its Art Deco-Inspired Exterior Near Full Completion at 514 West 24th Street, in Chelsea

A handsome Art Deco-inspired exterior adorns the The Fitzroy, located at 514 West 24th Street, which is now practically complete. The insides are also nearing the finish line, and will soon open to prospective residents. The project is being designed by Roman and Williams, and developed by a partnership between JDS Development and Largo Investments.

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555 West 22nd Street

Updated Design Revealed for Robert A.M. Stern’s 555 West 22nd Street As Excavation Makes Headway, in Chelsea

Recent photos of 555 West 22nd Street show excavation in full swing for the future residential tower in Chelsea. The project is being designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects while SLCE Architects is the architect of record. Related is the developer, and new renderings show a substantial update to the design since images were first revealed in early 2018.

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The XI, rendering from TheXI.com

BIG’s Second Twisting Tower for “The XI” Begins Rapid Ascent Above The High Line in Chelsea, at 76 Eleventh Avenue

Since its first tower topped-out, The XI has been making steady progress, and now the project’s second residential building is starting to rise adjacent to The High Line. Designed using the same architectural language, the second tower’s twisting profile will compliment its larger sibling directly to the west. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, developed by HFZ Capital, and built by Omnibuild, the XI is located at 76 11th Avenue and is one of the newest additions to come to Chelsea’s High Line corridor.

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The Ritz Carlton NoMad, design by Rafael Vinoly

Vinoly-Designed Ritz Carlton Hotel & Residences Making Quick Headway at 1185 Broadway, in NoMad

Since the groundbreaking ceremony was held on September 4, 2018, NoMad’s future Ritz Carlton at 1185 Broadway has been making rapid progress. Excavation for the imminently 40-story and 580-foot-tall skyscraper has almost been finished, and rebar from the foundation walls is already poking up above street level. Designed by renowned architect Rafael Vinoly, MarriottRitz Carlton Hotels, and Flag Luxury Properties are the developers, while Yabu Pushelberg is the interior designer for the $500 million project.

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NoMad’s First Planned Supertall At 262 Fifth Avenue Appears Stalled, in Midtown Manhattan

Situated at the southwestern corner of Fifth Avenue and West 29th Street is the site of a proposed 1,009-foot condominium tower, known as 262 Fifth Avenue. Renderings were first released in late 2017, showing the very skinny and slender residential building towering over NoMad and Midtown South. Composed of a mix of glass and aluminum walls, the supertall would certainly stand out on the skyline for its height and profile. After the DOB approved plans back in October of 2017, the site was quickly cleared of the previously extant low-rise buildings, however, activity has come to a grinding halt since then. Boris Kuzinez of Five Points Development is developing the tower, while the architect is Meganom, a Russian design firm from Moscow.

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