Adding a unique silhouette to the skyline, a new condominium project appears to be edging toward a finish line, with construction topping out in February and its first renderings released to the public only a month prior. Dubbed the West, its design comes from the revered dutch architectural firm, Concrete, and this is reported to be their first condo development in the New York City area. Good press has surrounded a number of their other designs, including the Urby residents in Jersey City and Staten Island, as well as the first Virgin Cruise ship.
What Are the Basic Details of the Project?
Helmed by the joint efforts of CB Developers, SK Development and Ironstate Development under the name CBSK Ironstate, the finished, 12-story building will feature modern amenities akin to their Urby developments, but also going beyond them. The overall design aims to bring to mind the area’s historical ties to industry, with large windows, Dutch brick on the facade, and a clean, modern aesthetic, with features (and 25,000 square feet of amenities) that include:
- 219 homes, ranging from single studios to sprawling 3-bedroom condos (the latter of which will have their own outdoor spaces).
- A communal kitchen, cleverly called Hell’s Kitchen
- A dog run for pet owners as well as a pet grooming station
- A children’s play area
- Bookable guest suites for visitors.
- A rooftop swimming pool
- A yoga studio
- A gymnasium, and more.
Most notable, and the aspect that most recently topped out, is the Cloud, the upper five stories of the building, which are distinct from the lower portion in their appearance of a geometric, floating living space. The all-glass facade is home to the condominium’s largest residences. Many of them have their own private terraces and will probably command the largest price tags. Starting prices are at $820,000 for a studio.
What Remains to be Completed?
Photos in late January showed the mere skeleton of the entire structure, and against the earlier-revealed renderings, it may be easier to visualize its image on completion. Construction continues as the facade, and the many interiors are assembled. With the bones of the Cloud in place and the building at its final apex, the complete picture can now begin to take shape. This will not just include wiring, windows, and walls that passerby can already see coming into view, but also the extensive level of landscaping, plumbing, and top-of-the-line materials and fixtures that condominiums of this value can be expected to have.
Construction is expected to finish this year. Sales are set to begin in the Spring, ideally when enough units have been finished to offer a clearer picture of what the majority of units will look like. Since it is likely that the larger, more luxurious homes are situated up in the Cloud, they may wait to unveil until the upper floors are nearer to finished. New residents will be able to move in starting in early 2021.