Mixed-use “Skybox” building in works near High Line

Jonathan Leitersdorf and 188 11th Avenue
Jonathan Leitersdorf and 188 11th Avenue

The Chelsea Skybox is yet another development gravitating toward the High Line.

Israeli investor Jonathan Leitersdorf’s 20-story building at 188 11th Avenue, near 23rd Street, will have 15,000 square feet of retail on the first, third and fourth floors. 

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The residential component includes full-floor units from the seventh floor and up, BuzzBuzzHome reported. It is unknown whether the apartments will be condominiums or rentals. The roof will hold a pool and a recreation deck.

Beyer Blinder Belle is serving as architect of record. First, a two-story building needs to be demolished, the permits for which were filed in May.

In 2011, Leitersdorf acquired a long-term ground lease for the site from hotelier Richard Born, with the intention of converting it to an event space with high-end rentals. [BuzzBuzzHome]Mark Maurer