The rising demand for New York City Residential Development has developers razing old industrial neighborhoods and creating new luxury residential condominiums.
This specific elaborate project claimed the former far west Chelsea area for its popular luxury Condo location. The original use of the property was a Canal which extended from the Hudson to Tenth Avenue. As years moved on the area soon became the factory location for coal oil development for the city’s street lighting, soon followed by production factories for the garment and storage industry.
When our team arrived we demolished the existing factory on site and discovered contamination left from the past. Our first move was to contain the soil in special containers and ship it away. The site was so close to the water that a well point and pumping was required, followed by placement of piles driven into the bedrock 50 and 75 feet down.
Due to the age and construction techniques used on the old adjoining buildings (rubble foundations) the basement of the new building was held back 25’ so as not to disturb neighboring sites. The procedure due to the existing foundations and the toxic nature of the soil made the foundation production slow but steady. The proposed elevation of the first floor had to be adjusted to the minimum 100 year flood elevation, and the building was raised 4’. The superstructure was reinforced with poured concrete and the extensive window wall system used helped to incorporate the complete sunlight during the day and the ability to gaze at the city lights at night.
The finishing feature was the ceramic clay glazed with a dark blue color at the street level façade. The interiors are finished with top of the line cabinets, appliances, bath fixtures, marble, and Ebony stained white oak flooring.
Our teams effort to create such a unique structure in this area lead several world renown developers and architects to follow suit.