NEW YORK | 551 West 21st St | 290 FT | 20 FLOORS


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Continuing the discussion from NEW YORK | The High Line Park & District (10th Ave Corridor):

Construction Update: 551 West 21st Street

BY: NIKOLAI FEDAK ON NOVEMBER 21ST 2013 AT 2:00 PM

551 West 21st Street

Foundation work has begun on 551 West 21st Street, which will rise 20 floors. The project’s architect is Norman Foster, and the developer is Scott Resnick – while the tower will be semi-removed from The High Line, it is one of several starchitect buildings underway in the vicinity.

No full renderings have been released yet, but the images shown so far – via The Wall Street Journal – indicate the tower’s design will be in line with Foster’s other work in New York City, which is at the top-end of all new construction. 551 West 21st Street will be an upmarket addition to West Chelsea, which has been removed from the super-luxe craze until now. Sales are rumored to be starting shortly.

551 West 21st Street – Image from Hayes Davidson and Foster + Partners

Penthouses will be sold for $35 million and up, and those prices are unheard of for the neighborhood – though Related’s project on 28th Street, designed by Zaha Hadid, could offer similar prices per square foot.

The development’s rise is concurrent with that of the Hudson Yards, which will put a significant premium on all of Chelsea, as the new workers will need places to live; while the mega-development will have a significant residential component, the spillover to Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen will still be notable, and the market for 551 West 21st is definitely there.

Completion of Foster’s latest New York City high-rise is expected in 2015.


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551W21: Norman Foster’s Champagne Colored Tower Rising Along Manhattan’s New Gold Coast

POSTED ON TUE, JULY 15, 2014 10:14 AMBY ONDEL HYLTON


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© David Paler Photography


© David Paler Photography


© David Paler Photography


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An Architect Gets Busy

Norman Foster Enjoys a New York Moment

By C. J. HUGHESJULY 25, 2014


Credit Emon Hassan for The New York Times


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Construction Update: 551 West 21st Street

BY: NIKOLAI FEDAK ON AUGUST 5TH 2014 AT 6:30 AM


551 West 21st Street

Like its neighbor to the east, construction has made quick progress at the Norman Foster-designed 551 West 21st Street, and the 19-story building is just about to reach its pinnacle. Beyer Blinder Belle is the executive architect, and Scott Resnick is the developer, under the firm SR Capital.


551 West 21st Street

The building is slightly removed from the heart of the High Line boom, and Foster’s latest creation is situated directly on the West Side Highway, guaranteeing perpetual water views; the penthouse is currently selling for $50 million, and includes a private, 61-foot long lap pool, which is probably the best indication of the project’s ultra-luxe appeal.


551 West 21st Street

Besides unconventional amenities, the building has also been redesigned to deal with storm surge events, as the surrounds were especially prone to flooding during Hurricane Sandy. 551 West 21st Street has retractable gates that prevent water from entering the structure, guaranteeing safety and river views.


551 West 21st Street

While superstructure work is about to come to a close, windows are missing in action. The building’s exterior will apparently be cast concrete, so at least facade work should be relatively minimal.

With 44 units in total, construction at 551 West 21st Street is expected to wrap up next year.


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[B]This one turned out great![/B] (pics by me)


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Still some construction netting up top.