305 West 16th Street, New York, New York
Design & Technical Delivery
Residential Rental
Completed 2008
7 Stories, 53 Units

Located in West Chelsea close to the Meatpacking District and the High Line—which revitalized this neighborhood into a destination for art and sculpture galleries and eateries—305 West 16th Street joins a growing number of edgy, groundbreaking residential projects that have sprouted up since the High Line’s debut. While this neighborhood’s zoning constraints limit the building’s height to a mere seven stories comprising 53 apartment units, the building sets a cool yet bold tone with its bent metal formwork of charcoal-colored spandrels and oversized soundproof windows. The building’s interior presents a purposefully zen aesthetic with bamboo flooring, river-washed stone panels, and driftwood sculptural accents. One striking element on the building’s rooftop, which may be seen from many points in the neighborhood, is the prominent sculpture Perhaps by Robert Buchholz.



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