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Klövern AB, GDS top out new Chelsea office building

Klövern AB of Sweden and New York City-based GDS Development (GDSNY), headed by architect Michael Kirchmann and Alan Rudikoff, announced that 28 & 7, the new 12-story class-A boutique office building located at 322-326 7th Avenue, in Chelsea, has topped out.

Located at the corner of 28th Street and 7th Avenue, the building is at the intersection of Hudson Yards and Penn Station, directly adjacent to the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill designed the 12-story office building.  The general contractor is Triton Construction.

“28 & 7 is precisely the building we need in this moment in New York City. It is soulful, warm and inviting, with wellness and the future of the workplace at its core,” said Paul Amrich, vice chairman at CBRE, who is leading the leasing for this building.

“It speaks to everything we want our city to be in the future and makes me so excited about the future of New York.”

The building is expected to open late 2021.

The design features 105,000 s/f of leasable space. Structural columns integrated into the façade grid, and flat slab concrete floors, create column-free workspaces with spans up to 40 feet. 

The building is targeting LEED Silver certification as well as WELL certification. It has floor-to-ceiling windows triple glazed and incorporating low-e coating. Along with improved insulation, this helps the building meet the city’s Zone Green initiative.

Secure bike storage will be offered on the ground floor and all office floors feature executive style bathrooms, and a shower and changing room.

“The building’s timeless design and emphasis on quality, sustainability and wellness are perfect for this moment,” said Rutger Arnhult, CEO of Klövern. 

Completion is expected in late 2021.

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