Chelsea29 is 21-storey, 90,K SqFt residential tower by our friends at Hill West Architects. It is one of the few new developments in recent years in Chelsea, and was completed in October of last year. It features 95 apartments ranging from studios to 2-bedrooms, and its design draws inspiration from the historic industrial lofts endemic to the Garment District, as well as the setbacks typical of the “wedding cake” pre-war commercial high-rises of the neighborhood. The facade features three bays of windows separated by limestone piers topped with dark metal T-shaped finials. Mullions in the same close rise between the piers to form the structure of the bays; dark metal grills, the spandrels. Interiors feature oversized windows, open-planned kitchens, and bathrooms with custom vanities; amenities include a full-time attended lobby, roof terrace with barbecue area, and a fitness center &al.
A 67-storey condo tower designed by our friends at Hill West Architects to be built at Court Square in Long Island City was shrunk, again, this time from 984′ to 778′. Developer Chris Xu, who has secured a $502M loan for the project, proposed a 964′ tower at 23-13 44th Dr in 2016; the tower was then increased to 984′ (making it a small supertall), and now will move forward with its current height—but even at ~780′, it will, upon completion, be the tallest building in Queens, which is really less trivia than it is a sign of a serious effort on the part of developers to transform the neighborhood, a 15 minute train ride from Times Square, into an important urban hub in its own right. “Court Square City View Tower”, as it is currently called, will be characterized by an enormous glass curtain wall, and will comprise 802 condos; 15,K+ SqFt of commercial space, 760,K+ SqFt of residential space. Amenities will include a fitness center and multiple lounges.