Jul 3 2021

Terracotta Façade Nears Completion on SOM and GDSNY’s 28&7 at 322-326 Seventh Avenue in Chelsea, Manhattan

By: Michael Young 8:00 am on June 25, 2021

Façade installation is nearing completion on 28 & 7, a 12-story office building at 322-326 Seventh Avenue in Chelsea. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and developed by Klövern AB and GDSNY, the property is located at the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 28th Street and will yield 105,000 square feet of commercial space leased by CBRE. Triton Construction is the general contractor for the project.

Since our last update in January, the majority of the glazed black terracotta panels have been installed between the tight grid of triple-glazed floor-to-ceiling windows.

Recent photos from around the intersection and across from 28&7 show the nearly completed outside with only the ground floor and the upper levels beyond the setback awaiting finishing touches. Close-up shots of the terracotta panels show the seamless joint details, and the simplicity and quality of the fenestration.

28 & 7 will provide column-free work spaces with floor spans up to 40 feet, and a 12th-floor penthouse surrounded by a panoramic garden terrace that looks up toward Times Square and Central Park and down toward Lower Manhattan with views of the World Trade Center. Office amenities include ground-floor bike storage, showers, and changing stations.

The closest subway is the 1 train at the 28th Street Station, conveniently located directly in front of the building. The 2, 3, A, C, E, NJ Transit, Long Island Railroad, and Amtrak trains are all nearby at Pennsylvania Station. The R and W trains are also a short walk away to the east at 28th Street and Broadway, as are the B, D, F, M, N, Q, and PATH trains at the 34th Street-Herald Square station to the northeast.

28 & 7 is aiming to achieve LEED Gold and WELL certification and is estimated to wrap up work near the end of this year.