540 West 26th Street



Cladding Area270 000 sf

ArchitectMorris Adjmi Architects


Project type

Phase of InvolvementDesign

Type of Construction

Year of Completion2016


Located in the heart of Chelsea’s gallery district, 540 West 26th Street is a nine-story commercial building offering contemporary loft-style offices and large exhibition spaces. Rising on the site of a former parking lot, the overall design pays tribute to the industrial-style buildings and warehouses of the neighborhood’s past.

The ground floor facade consists of double-laminated insulating glass units with annealed substrates to ensure flatness and visual clarity. Custom extruded framing members and column cladding covers are finished with a specially-formulated high-performance textured powder coat to heighten materiality and modulate reflectivity. The 7th floor setback includes a terrace enclosed with a custom laminated glass guardrail affording privileged views of the neighborhood.

Heintges provided building envelope and curtain wall consulting services during all phases of design and construction.

Photography by Alexander Severin