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L to R: Updated and Old Rendering of Chelsea29 via Goldstein, Hill & West Architects L to R: Updated and Old Rendering of Chelsea29 via Goldstein, Hill & West Architects
We last checked on 221 West 29th Street back in September when it topped out at 21 stories. Now, the rental project has been dubbed Chelsea29 and Hill West Architects have revealed an updated rendering of the CBSK Ironstate-developed project. Completion is expected this fall for the rental tower and of its 95 residences, 20% will be designated for affordable housing. Apart from the 78,695 square feet of residential space, there will also be retail on the ground floor spanning 671 square feet. The site is situated between Seventh and Eighth avenue at the junction of Midtown West's Penn Station area and Chelsea, formerly known as the "Fur District."
chelsea29, 221 west 29th street, construction Construction on Chelsea29 is Expected to be Completed this Fall; CityRealty
Chelsea29's classic form takes a spin on the "wedding cake" setback aesthetic prominent in pre-war commercial high-rises along the Garment District. The series of setbacks between the 13th and 16th floors also allow for landscaped terraces. The facade's three bays of windows are separated by vertical limestone piers topped with a T-shaped metal finial in a dark metal finish. The design's emphasis on vertical lines and organization is both classic and contemporary. According to HWA's site, the building is meant to be a "modern reinterpretation of the district’s historic spirit" rather than an imitation of the past.
chelsea29, 221 west 29th street, construction Construction Photo via CityRealty
Amenities of the nearly-finished rental building include on-site parking, tenant recreation space, bike storage, tenant storage, a laundry room and a rooftop terrace on the 20th floor. There are six apartments on floors 3-12 and gradually decrease towards the top floors. The surrounding neighborhood of Chelsea will give residents access to a ton of restaurants, shops, and travel conveniences, including the 1 and 2 train subway stop located just two blocks away.

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