551 West 21st Street New York, Luxury Condominium Manhattan, NYC Condo

551 West 21st Street, New York

Manhattan Condominium Building – design by Foster + Partners Architects

Jan 22, 2014

551 West 21st Street

Foster + Partners Designs New Luxury Condominium 551 West 21st Street in West Chelsea | Developed by Scott Resnick

Design: Foster + Partners, Architects

Scott Resnick has announced Foster + Partners as design architect of 551 West 21st Street – a new, 19-story luxury condominium overlooking the Hudson River in West Chelsea. 551 West 21st Street features 44 large-scale residences, including three penthouses. Beyer Blinder Belle is the executive architect. GTIS Partners is the financial partner and Wells Fargo is the construction lender. Construction of the building is under way with anticipated occupancy in the fall of 2015.

551 West 21st Street
image by Hayes Davidson, Courtesy of Foster + Partners


Designed by the master architects of Foster + Partners, 551 West 21st Street of fers an urbane setting in downtown Manhattan’s most exclusive neighborhood for art and architecture. Suffused with light, space and thoughtful materiality, the majority of 3-5 bedroom residences provide multiple exposures, private elevator access and up to 11-foot ceiling heights.

Foster + Par tner’s interior design is largely column-free, featuring layouts with dedicated foyers, grand galleries, corner great rooms, windowed eat-in kitchens, separate libraries and dining rooms. Finishes include custom millwork and kitchens designed by Foster + Partners for Molteni. Three full-floor 6,200+ square foot Penthouses present majestic 360-degree views, up to 12-foot ceilings, wood-burning fireplaces, dramatic loggias and terraces and superlatively scaled spaces for modern living and entertaining.


Overlooking the Hudson River in West Chelsea, 551 West 21st Street’s cast-concrete façade frames
expansive windows with luminous metal reveals – expertly capturing and reflecting the warmth
of the location’s coveted southwestern light. With a private drive court, the building will provide residents discreet full-size living in the heart of this culturally rich neighborhood.

The immediate location is home to the High Line and Hudson River Parks, Chelsea Piers, the muchcelebrated Avenues: The World School and worldrenowned galleries, architecture and restaurants. With an ease of access to surrounding neighborhoods and their cultural landmarks including the new Whitney Museum and the Dia Art Foundation, as well as the Chelsea Piers and SuperPier, West Chelsea is among the most vibrant and sought after neighborhoods in the world.

Nov 1, 2013

551 West 21st Street in Chelsea, New York

Foster + Partners Designs New Luxury Condominium

Design: Foster + Partners, Architects

551 West 21st Street in West Chelsea

Developed by Scott Resnick

551 West 21st Street New York
image by Hayes Davidson, Courtesy of Foster + Partners

551 West 21st Street’s robust, cast-concrete exterior frames expansive windows with warm metal surrounds that enhance the location’s abundant western light. The building’s two-to-five bedroom residences (up to 6,400 square feet) feature 11-foot ceiling heights and multiple exposures – most with private elevator access. Foster + Partners’ interior design features grand galleries, many with corner great rooms, windowed eat-in kitchens and separate dining rooms. The highest levels of craftsmanship and finishing are reflected in French-inspired herringbone floors and custom millwork and kitchens designed by Foster + Partners for Molteni. The three penthouses offer unobstructed 360-degree views, 12-foot ceilings, wood-burning double-sided fireplaces, adjacent club rooms and libraries, and large private terraces or loggias. The upper-most penthouse includes a full rooftop terrace with a swimming pool. Residences for guests and staff will also be available.

551 West 21st Street’s level of services and amenities merge with West Chelsea’s art galleries, restaurants, the High Line and Chelsea Piers to bring a new downtown living experience: the building’s discreet, private-drive court leads residents and guests to a cathedral-like 34’ high lobby illuminated by natural sunlight flowing through a prismatic glass wall – creating a true sense of privacy and security for residents and their guests. Mechanical areas have been raised to the second floor and concealed flood-preventing gates will protect the building in the event of a future storm surge.

Signature white-glove services will include a 24-hour doorman, porter, concierge, and valet parking. The building’s amenities also consist of state-of-the-art fitness center, spa, residents’ lounge, and a children’s play area.

551 West 21st Street will also be the new home of 303 Gallery, which will occupy the western portion of the first two floors and have a separate entrance. Residential sales will begin October 2013 and will be offered exclusively through Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing.

About the Developer – SR Capital

Founded by Scott Resnick, SR Capital is a real estate firm whose executives have 70 collective years of development, construction, investment and project management expertise. Resnick previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Jack Resnick & Sons, Inc., where he developed several buildings including 200 Chambers Street: a 400,000 square foot, 258-unit condominium in TriBeCa. He serves on the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York and is a Trustee of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Resnick chairs the Whitney’s New Building committee, overseeing development of its $400 million, 200,000 square foot building in the Meatpacking District designed by Renzo Piano.

About the Design Architect – Foster + Partners

In addition to having designed the iconic Hearst Tower on Eighth Avenue, Foster + Partners’ current New York City projects include the Public Library on Bryant Park and a new development at 425 Park Avenue. Over the past four decades, the practice has pioneered a sustainable approach to architecture through a strikingly wide range of work. Based in London with offices worldwide, Foster + Partners is one of the most innovative architecture and integrated design firms in the world today. Since its inception in 1967, it has received more than 620 awards for excellence and won more than 100 national and international competitions.

About the Executive Architect – Beyer Blinder Belle

Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners is an international, award-winning architecture, planning and interiors practice with a demonstrated commitment to design excellence, social integrity and sustainable practices. Notable projects include restorations of New York City Hall and the Empire State Building’s Public Lobbies, 100 11th Avenue with Ateliers Jean Nouvel and The Carlton House.

About the Financial Partners – GTIS and Wells Fargo

GTIS Partners, the New York-based global real estate investment firm, will act as investment partner. Wells Fargo will lead a consortium of four major banks as lenders.

About the Exclusive Marketing & Sales Agent – Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing

Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing specializes in the planning, marketing and sale of best-in-class residential developments and conversions. Brown Harris Stevens, established in 1873, is the premier provider of residential real estate services in Manhattan. The firm has offices throughout New York City, The Hamptons, North Fork and Palm Beach. Brown Harris Stevens offers more luxury residential exclusives than any other Manhattan firm, and serves as exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, Inc., a subsidiary of Christie’s International PLC, the world’s oldest fine arts auctioneer.

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