NYC "Sky Garage" Luxury Condo in Chelsea is Topped Out Says Architect of Record Steven Kratchman

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"Topping out" completed on 19-story "Sky Garage" luxury condo apartment at 200 11th Avenue in the Chelsea district of New York City, announces Architect of Record, Steven Kratchman.

All concrete has now been poured. The 19-story, 16-unit, luxury condominium tower at 200 11th Avenue in Chelsea in New York City was "topped out" today, according to the building's Architect of Record, Steven Kratchman, AIA.

"200 11th Avenue is often referred to as the 'sky garage' building, because it's designed with a car elevator that travels vertically to all of the residential units. Each luxury apartment will be sold with an attached garage, similar to a suburban home, but stacked vertically," Mr. Kratchman said. The upper fade will be made of stainless steel panels.

The four base stories are to be clad in terra cotta. Located in the former warehouse district of West Chelsea in Manhattan, 200 11th Avenue will offer expansive views of the Hudson River.

Architect and Urban Designer Steven Kratchman, AIA, is the founder and CEO of the firm Steven Kratchman Architect, PC. Before establishing his own firm, Mr. Kratchman served as lead architect on the now world renowned Chelsea Piers complex in Manhattan. The Kratchman firm was recently contracted by SurroundArt to create their architectural master plan for a "clean, green" Silver LEED industrial campus at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

"We are honored to be the Architect of Record of 200 11th Avenue, working with the esteemed Design Architect Annabelle Selldorf on this elegantly designed project," Mr. Kratchman said. Construction is expected to be completed in February 2009.

Credits for 200 11th Avenue: The Design Architect is the firm Selldorf Architects of New York City, Annabelle Selldorf, Founder. The Architect of Record is the firm Steven Kratchman Architect, P.C., of New York City, Steven Kratchman, Founder and CEO. The owner is Gaia House LLC, which is a partnership between Urban Muse LLC and YoungWoo & Associates.

The Kratchman and Selldorf firms were previously paired as Architect of Record and Design Architect, respectively, on a six-story vertical addition to an existing three-story former warehouse in the lower Manhattan meatpacking district at 415 West 13th Street.

About Steven Kratchman Architect, P.C.:
Steven Kratchman Architect, P.C., was founded in 1999 by Steven Kratchman, AIA, architect and urban designer, who previously served as Senior Designer for the team that transformed an abandoned New York City urban harbor area into the now world-renowned Chelsea Piers.

His firm has grown from two architects to a professional staff of 15, who work on retail, commercial and residential projects, multi-family residential, single-family residential, historic & landmark properties, private clubs and sports facilities, educational institutions, new from-the-ground-up buildings and restaurants.

Steven Kratchman Architect, P.C.
(212) 944-9204

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