Installation of the signature bay windows is nearing completion on Thomas Heatherwick‘s Lantern House at 515 West 18th Street in Chelsea. Developed by Related Companies with SLCE Architects as the architect of record, the ten- and 21-story reinforced concrete edifices straddle the High Line and yield 181 residential units. Sales and marketing are led by Related Sales LLC and Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group.
Recent photos show the state of progress at the site and the remaining external segments left to be filled in. The shorter ten-story edifice appears completely enclosed, while the taller 21-story sibling has work in progress on the southern corner. Most of the tall bay windows span two floors and disguise the actual number of levels behind the large-scale assembly of glass and brick masonry.