Robert A.M. Stern will design fourth Hudson River-front residential tower for Related
Proposed rendering for 555 West 22nd Street via Related Companies / Robert A.M.Stern Architects
The classic limestone looks of Robert A.M. Stern lend themselves well to the waterfront, and mega-developer Related is certainly looking to capitalize on the starchitect’s expertise. They’ve previously tapped Stern for their Tribeca Park rental in Battery Park City, Superior Ink condo in the West Village, and the under-construction Tribeca condo 70 Vestry. Now, Related has once again brought RAMSA on board to design a condo tower at 555 West 22nd Street, which is being developed as the Hudson Residences along with the just-revealed High Line-straddling towers by Thomas Heatherwick. Proposed renderings uncovered by CityRealty on an EB-5 funding page detail a 22-story, subdued brick building that features Stern’s signature boxy aesthetic.
Related bought the Chelsea site, which formerly held a U-Haul facility, in the summer of 2016, filing preliminary construction permits for the 254,000-square-foot project this past October. It will add to the growing number of starchitect-designed buildings along the Chelsea waterfront, sitting between Annabelle Selldorf’s 220 Eleventh Avenue and Norman Foster’ 551W21. It’s also just a half-block from the High line and seven blocks below Hudson Yards, where Stern may also be lending a hand.
555 West 22nd Street is expected to offer 141 condos, on-site parking, a spa, fitness center, and resident lounges. This project and Heatherwick’s towers at 515 West 18th Street are expected to generate 8,312 jobs and cost a total of $1.73 billion. Though renderings are only preliminary at this point and still need to receive approvals, Stern’s tower is expected to be complete in late 2020.
For more information on both Hudson Residences, check out the video below that Related submitted with their EB-5 filing.