The long-awaited project along the High Line at 21st Street finally unarrested itself last summer to reveal its Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed exterior. Now, with a sales launch imminent, 500 West 21st Street (vanity name: 500W21) just unveiled its official website, complete with new renderings and details about the design and look of the 32 condos plus the amenity spaces. Interiors are by Mark Zeff, while Rees Roberts + Partners is tasked with creating the "sustainable garden" that will climb to 40 feet and vary with the seasons, providing a buffer between the building and those ogling High Line visitors.
KPF says it designed the building to mirror (literally, it seems, from the renders) the General Theological Seminary compound to the east of the building as well as the High Line to its west. As for the interiors, Zeff is using materials like "limestone and oil-rubbed bronze" in "open, loft-like layouts." The building's sales office is pretty cool, too, located in a standalone one-story building across the street from 500 West 21st. It has 30-foot ceilings and a garden.
Amenities are fairly standard for buildings of this ilk: a 24-hour concierge; 2,000-square-foot fitness center; club room, kids' playroom; limited on-site parking; cold storage as well as individual storage for each residence. Last we checked, asks were expected to be in the $2,500-per-square-foot range.
· 500W21 [official]
· High Line Condo Building Finally Reveals Itself, Breaks Ground [Curbed]
· All 500 West 21st Street coverage [Curbed]