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This architecturally interesting new residential development along the High Line Park has begun construction.



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The High Line’s Next Neighbor

Published: June 27, 2013

After sitting on a site near the High Line for years, Sherwood Equities last month broke ground on a residential condominium at 500 West 21st Street, a project that will occupy the entire block from 20th to 21st Street.

Sherwood bought the site in 2010 for $23.5 million, half what the previous owners — the hotelier André Balazs and the investor Charles Blaichman — had paid in 2008. Mr. Balazs and Mr. Blaichman had planned to build a hotel there, but the project stalled during the recession.

Sherwood likes to take its time with developments, and this project was no exception. “We don’t fast-track anything,” said Jeffrey Katz, the chief executive. “Two years ago it was still a pretty abysmal market, and it was confirmed as a juggernaut market less than a year ago.”

The design for the condo is being handled by Kohn Pedersen Fox, which has worked on the Hudson Yards master plan and the renovation of the Museum of Modern Art. The building will have a more rhythmic spacing of windows and columns than many of the buildings that have sprung up near the High Line, including the eye-catching designs by architects like Jean Nouvel. Large casement windows separated by strips of limestone cladding will provide a more classical look.

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http://www.manhattanscout.com/building/500-west-21st-street
 

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i usually dont care for mid-rise luxury buildings, but i actually really like this one. the only thing i dont like about it and most others is that they always either have no street life, or the retail space is so expensive only big chain stores can lease them..
 

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Looks like a suburban office building....
 

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Foundation Laid for 500 West 21st



WEST CHELSEA—Developer Sherwood Equities announced the completion of main foundation work for condominium development 500 West 21st Street today. The 32-unit luxury building is being designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, and will rise only 80 feet next to the High Line. Some of the as-of-yet-unbuilt units just hit the market, with prices ranging from $2.3 million to $6.45 million.
 
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