475 West 18th Street West Chelsea Condominium

475 West 18th Street New York Towers, West Chelsea Residential Condo, NYC Building, High-Rise Image

475 West 18th Street West Chelsea Residential Condominium

Wooden Tower in Manhattan, NY, USA – design by SHoP Architects

1 Feb 2016

475 West 18th Street West Chelsea

Design: SHoP Architects

475 West 18th Street New York Tower

Located in Manhattan’s West Chelsea neighborhood, 475 West 18th Street is a ten-story residential condominium building designed immediately opposite the High Line, report SHoP Architects.

475 West 18th Street West Chelsea Condominium

The building will contain fifteen two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments. 130-134 Holdings LLC, along with the design team, led by SHoP Architects, Arup, and Atelier Ten, proposed 475 West 18th Street as a model for the industry, demonstrating an innovative approach to construction by going beyond the typical, limited palette of materials and systems available for high-rise construction.

475 West 18th Street West Chelsea Condominium

To celebrate the unique nature of the project, the timber structure will be exposed where appropriate, exhibiting its natural beauty and strength.

475 West 18th Street West Chelsea Condominium

The extensive use of other wood products throughout will help set ambitious sustainability targets in design, construction, and operation. 475 West 18th will target LEED Gold certification and pursue higher levels of sustainability not captured in the LEED system. As a renewable material, mass wood also acts to sequester carbon—approximately one ton of carbon per cubic meter —which offers an exciting new tool for designers.

475 West 18th Street West Chelsea Condominium

The building will be the first in New York City to use modern mass wood systems, and will be the tallest building in the city to use structural timber, pending approvals from the New York City Department of Buildings.

SHoP Architects New York City

Website: 76 11th Avenue New York City Towers – architects’ project page

Website: Tall Wood Building Competition post

Location:475 West 18th Street, West Chelsea, New York, NY