[Photos: Will Femia]
Thanks to the High Line, a collection of eager starchitects and the plentiful stock of formerly neglected industrial properties, the construction boom in West Chelsea is perhaps unrivaled in terms of the instant creation of super-expensive real estate. And it's all humming along. Here's a couple of reader e-mails we've recently received:
1) 200 Eleventh Avenue: "You guys have been paying too much attention to 15 CPW and not enough attention to 200 Eleventh Ave. This is why you missed that Dolce of Dolce & Gabbana bought the penthouse. I don't remember the price of the penthouse but think it was north of $20m (Ed.?It was listed at $17.5MM). They've recently put up the glass on the lower floors and it looks great."
2) 245 Tenth Avenue: Just thought you might be interested to see that the project for 245 Tenth Avenue by Della Valle & Bernheimer seems to be getting its
curtain wall installed, but so far only on the High Line side, where it's least visible from the street."
And let's not forget other happenings, like the suddenly ready state of Chelsea Modern. It's all too much to take, so we dispatched roving Curbed photographer Will Femia to shoot a dozen or so headline-grabbing new developments (that's Chelsea Modern above). After the jump, a map of all of them, in addition to some vital details. Sure, some of these new buildings are more "West" Chelsea than others, but did you really think we could leave out YVES?Read More