Another forward-looking project may be coming to the banks of the High Line, this time for a T-shaped lot near the corner of Tenth Avenue and West 17th Street. While still in its conceptual stage, the design of 455 West 17th Street is being handled by architecture and project management firm Chelsea Atelier. The two-wing project consists of a four-story Tenth Avenue wing, to contain a small hotel or offices, and a larger 11-story wing that would house residential condominiums.
Amir Shouri, senior designer at Chelsea Atelier, says the design seeks to create viewing decks to capture glimpses of the High Line and the Hudson River. The blurred boundaries between inside and out will ceaselessly showcase the “live urban activity of the High Line during the day and motivate inhabitants to go out an enjoy the area’s many amenities.”
The site is squeezed between the popular Artichoke Pizza and the indoor-outdoor restaurant and urban oasis The Park. The area surrounding the project boasts projects penned by foreign firms that include Ban, Zaha, Koolhaas, Bjarke, Nouvel, Enrique and Foster. East of Tenth Avenue, where the project is situated, home grown talents have erected buildings like Cary Tamarkin‘s 456 Tenth Avenue, Della Valle + Bernheimer‘s 459 West 18th Street and Audrey Matlock‘s Chelsea Modern. Available units in those buildings range from $2,000 to $2,300 per square foot.
Aerial rendering via CityRealty
Permits have yet to be filed to demolish the existing buildings on the lot which is home to the nightlclub Avenue. Last year the parcel’s owner, N.E.W. Corp., got into a contract dispute for a potential buyer of the lots. No deed transfers have been recorded in city records. According to Shori, the owner is waiting for financing and has hopes to begin construction next year.
Follow the progress of 455 West 17th Street at CityRealty.
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All renderings courtesy of Chelsea Atelier
Neighborhoods : Chelsea