NEW YORK | 501 + 515 West 18th St | 250 FT | 21 FLOORS


It honestly looks cheap compared to this (and the render).




High above.


Foundation Work Underway For Thomas Heatherwick-Designed 511-525 West 18th Street, West Chelsea

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.

Walking along the High Line past the Observation Deck steps above 10th Avenue, the walkway begins to shift to the left on a diagonal before re-aligning itself with the avenues once again. Thomas Heatherwick’s project will sit towards the end of this first section of the High Line before the majority of the promenade starts running parallel with 10th Avenue.

The walkway in between the residential structures almost acts like a narrow passageway for tourists to cross before gazing at the dozens of unique architectural buildings, jostling for the best real estate and presence.

Looking back at Heatherwick’s project site, the High Line will stand above commercial and gallery space connecting the 425,000 square foot complex. One building will rise 22 stories on the western side of the High Line, and another on the east will stand 10 stories.

The exterior facade of both buildings will use a light brick, surrounding the signature sculptural glazing that utilizes a convex-shaped framing structure, making it a striking and eye-catching feature that differentiates the siblings from every other building in the neighborhood, let alone all of New York City. 181 condominiums will be included and will range from one-bedrooms to four-bedroom units.


First time seeing this render. Sure hope they keep these colors, that mock up awhile back worries me!

Also, brilliant integration into that older brick building!


At street level, 9/21/18



Rising quick now on the eastern tower.



Making good progress on the east building.


Going up fast



Don’t recognize this area anymore.


I used to go to bars in this area around 2001, and it was such a dump. It’s spectacular now!


At least it’s character replacing character. Unlike Brooklyn lol.



Anxious to see the cladding and windows on this one.




Tectonic, do you have a beard by any chance? Did you see a guy with a black leather jacket taking shots of projects? I think we may have run past each other?


Nope wasn’t me.