It was a different kind of Chelsea when wood depot Prince Lumber, on the corner of Ninth Avenue and West 15th Street, thrived. Its end has been a long time coming, with rumors abut site-replacing structures swirling since at least 2013. Finally, the site's fate is known: YIMBY reports that Vornado has filed permits for a 10-story office building designed by starchitect Rafael Viñoly for the site. The building to the south of Chelsea Market and adjacent to Google's headquarters will rise 135 feet and have 122,962 square feet of office and retail space.
The parcel, which falls within the boundaries of Chelsea's manufacturing zone, was picked up by Vornado in a long-term lease last August.
· Permits Filed: 10-Story Viñoly-Designed Office Building At 61 9th Avenue, Chelsea [YIMBY]
· All 61 Ninth Avenue coverage [Curbed]