The latest steel facade makes its way to the sides of 76 Eighth Avenue, a ten-story commercial building in Chelsea. Designed in collaboration between Gene Kaufman Architect and RAAD Studios and developed by Sang Lee, Noviprop and Plus Development, the 120-foot-tall structure will provide 30,000 square feet of office and retail space on the ground floor of the corner of Eighth Avenue and West. 14th Street, on the border of the Meatpacking District and West Village.

In our last update in late May, the installation of the oversized floor-to-ceiling windows was recently completed and the decorative column prep work was progressing. Since that time, the black grid began to surround the north and west sides of the lower levels.

76 Eighth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

76 Eighth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

76 Eighth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

The clean lines of the steel beams create an architectural contrast to the adjacent buildings, which are clad in glass, brick and stone. It shouldn’t take long before the top part begins to enclose in the frame as well.

76 Eighth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

76 Eighth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

76 Eighth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

76 Eighth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

76 Eighth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

76 Eighth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

So far, the actual product appears to be true to the rendering. Two final elements of the design will be the extension of the steel grid above the flat roof parapet, the installation of glass railings around the edges of the sixth floor setback and the terrace on the roof, and the introduction of trees and shrubs around the setback.

76 Eighth Avenue. Exterior designed by RAAD Studios

Below are interior renderings of the offices and amenity spaces that combine a mix of wood and concrete surfaces, along with high ceilings and abundant natural light.

Office space inside 76 Eighth Avenue. Rendered by Plus Design Studios

Office space inside 76 Eighth Avenue. Rendered by Plus Design Studios

Office space inside 76 Eighth Avenue. Rendered by Plus Design Studios

The development is located directly across from the stairs to the 14th Street subway station which serves the A, C, E and L trains.

The occupation of 76 Eighth Avenue would be a bit later this summer, although in early 2022 that seems more likely.

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