Brodsky’s architect redesigns sections of Chelsea Seminary

An architect has revealed plans for the redevelopment of a two-century-old Chelsea seminary. The General Theological Seminary, at 440 West 21st Street, is to be revamped after significant debt forced it to sell portions of its campus to developer the Brodsky Organization, according to DNAinfo.

Brodsky’s lead architect John Beyer, of Beyer Blinder Bell Architects and Planners, unveiled plans for two buildings, one on a segment of the school yard and another, the historic West Building.

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Community board members objected to some elements of the plans which include two duplex apartments raising higher than the rest of the six-story West Building and elevator equipment on the roof. They did, however, appreciate Beyer’s attempts to incorporate details reminiscent of the rest of the campus’ character.

Plans also include adding an additional four doors to the south side of the building. [DNAinfo]