Foster + Partners have just revealed a new design for a 19-story luxury condominium building at 551 West 21st Street, on the western side of Manhattan. The design features a cast concrete frame surrounding windows with a warmly colored metal trim that cover the full 11-foot floor to ceiling height.
The building comprises 44 apartments, with the top three floors devoted to penthouses with 360 degree views of Manhattan and the Hudson River. The uppermost penthouse will have access to a roof terrace featuring an infinity pool. Residents will also have access to a fitness center, spa, residents' lounge and children's play area.
The first two floors of the building will incorporate a new gallery named the 303 Gallery; this will have a separate entrance to the residents' portion of the building, which is designed to offer the maximum level of privacy and security to the occupants - including concealed flood prevention gates in the event of a storm surge.
551 West 21st Street is already under construction on site, with occupancy expected for the summer of 2015.