Chelsea Grande

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New York, NY
Chelsea Grande - view from High Line
The Chelsea Grande seen from The High Line.
Chelsea Grande
The simple masonry and steel frame was designed to complement Historic Cushman's Row.
Chelsea Grande
The vertical piers reference the masonry buttresses of General Theological Seminary.
Residences
New York, NY
Chelsea Grande - view from High Line
Chelsea Grande
Chelsea Grande
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The Chelsea Grande is in the western edge of the Chelsea Historic District where traces of the neighborhood’s industrial past as well as one of country’s best examples of Greek Revival row houses can be seen. Addressing this clash of scales and historic periods, the Chelsea Grande was designed with an industrial masonry frame that refers to the district’s past, and accents of stone and brick piers that suggest a more residential scale. The piers diminish in a double story rhythm drawn from the buttresses of the nearby General Theological Seminary, and as the building approaches Cushman Row, the last four bays retreat from the street in a gesture of urban assimilation.

Awards

Charter Award, Congress for the New Urbanism, 2002