New York

The Caledonia

The Caledonia
New York, NY

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Taconic Investment Partners
Building of America Award | Real Estate and Construction Review
David Sunberg. Esto

Located in West Chelsea, the Caledonia rises 24-stories and contains 288 rental apartments and 169 condominiums. The lower floors include a residential lobby, residents' space with reading library, retail space, a landscaped courtyard, a 30,000-square-foot Equinox sports club, and parking.

The project's neighborhood has undergone several incarnations. Today, fashionable residences, restaurants, and art galleries coexist among historic warehouses. The transformation of the High Line into an elevated park has brought another unique amenity to this thriving neighborhood.

The building's exterior reflects the site's industrial origins through its incorporation of warm-colored, iron-spotted brick and storefronts accented with flamed Jet Mist granite. The 24-story tower of glass, metal, and brick, rises out of the base along 17th Street in keeping with the scale of neighboring towers to the east and providing views across the Hudson River. At the corner of Tenth Avenue and 16th Street the building's mass is carved away to reveal a glass wall. This scaling back accommodates not only the High Line's crossing of the site but also the building's private connection to the newly developed public park.