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Rafael Viñoly’s boxy new office building takes shape in Chelsea

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The superstructure is now about two-thirds of the way finished

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The superstructure for the Rafael Viñoly-designed boutique office building rising at 61 Ninth Avenue and West 15th Street in Chelsea is about two-thirds complete, per an update from Field Condition.

Rising at the site of the once-thriving wood depot Prince Lumber—ah, how the neighborhood has changed!—the 170,000 square foot, nine-story building is also the future site of one of the world’s largest Starbucks. (Technically, the 20,000-square-foot coffee hub will be known as The Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room, and, as Fortune previously reported, will be “more of a shrine to coffee than an oversized cafe.”)

The new building has some of the same boxiness as Viñoly’s best-known NYC project, the buzzy tower at 432 Park Avenue. The building is basically shaped like an asymmetrical stack of blocks, giving the building terraces on every floor as well as a plethora of large, square windows with West Chelsea views.

East façade from 9th Avenue
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For more photos, head on over to Field Condition.