Oct 12 2021

SOM’s 28&7 Wraps Up Construction at 322-326 Seventh Avenue in Chelsea, Manhattan

By: Michael Young 8:00 am on October 12, 2021

Work 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 edifice rises at the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 28th Street and will yield 105,000 square feet of commercial space marketed by CBRE. Triton Construction is the general contractor for the reinforced concrete structure, which is located directly above the 28th Street subway station, servicing the local 1 train. The developers are aiming for LEED Gold and WELL certification.

Since our last update in June, the remainder of the gloss black terracotta façade grid panels have been installed and the scaffolding has been dismantled from around the ground floor. Only some minor finishing touches remain to be completed around the entrances.

28&7’s uniform grid of triple-glazed floor-to-ceiling windows make SOM’s design appear lightweight and bright, making it a welcome architectural addition to Chelsea. The structure stands as a stark contrast to its neighbors, which include brick buildings with ornate tops and the Brutalist concrete of the Fashion Institute of Technology across the street.

28&7 provides column-free work spaces with floor spans up to 40 feet, and the structure is topped with a 12th-floor penthouse that comes with a private panoramic garden terrace. Tenants with this external space will be able to look up toward Times Square and Central Park and down toward Lower Manhattan and the World Trade Center. Shared office amenities include ground-floor bike storage, showers, and changing stations. Other nearby subways aside from the adjacent 1 train are the 2, 3, A, C, E, NJ Transit, Long Island Railroad, and Amtrak trains at Pennsylvania Station. The R and W trains are also a short walk away to the east at 28th Street and Broadway, and the B, D, F, M, N, Q, and PATH trains are nearby at the 34th Street-Herald Square station to the northeast.

It was last reported that 28&7 is expected to be finished before the end of this year.