Oct 4 2019

GDSNY Reveals Renderings of New Chelsea Office Tower

Developer GDSNY and its partner Klovern are breaking ground today on a new 12-story office building at 322-326 Seventh Avenue, at the corner of West 28th Street, the developers announced.

The builders also revealed the first renderings of the building, which was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. GDS co-founder Michael Kirchmann began his career at SOM and still collaborates with the firm frequently. The facade will consist of a glass grid divided by black, curved terracotta tiles.

The 105,000-square-foot property, dubbed β€œ28 & 7,” will feature large floor-to-ceiling windows, triple-glazed windows and thick insulation, along with secure bike storage, a shower and changing room on the ground floor for employees who bike to work. There will also be a 12th floor penthouse with a shaded, wraparound terrace.

Kirchmann and his partner Alan Rudikoff purchased the site for $36 million last year, according to public records.

The development firm is also working on a 22-story office building at 1241 Broadway in NoMad and a 10-story condominium building at 500 West 25th Street in West Chelsea. And GDS and Klovern recently purchased a site at 118 Tenth Avenue in Chelsea with plans to build a 10-story office project.

The building is β€œthe perfect boutique office building for its neighbourhood. It offers timeless design, flexibility, and abundant amenities in one of the most vibrant areas in the city,” Kirchmann said in a statement.

Construction is expected to be complete in 2021.