The Helena

At The Helena, we delivered Durst’s vision for the greenest residential property in the city, achieving LEED Gold certification. We developed exceptional amenities to overcome limited access to restaurants and transportation, and proved that going green doesn’t mean sacrificing luxury.

The Helena

601 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

Neighborhood: Chelsea
Number of Units: 600
Type: Rental
Services Provided: Advisory & Pre-Development
Construction Management


  • Executed Durst’s vision to build the greenest residential project in the city
  • Achieved LEED Gold
  • Reduced water consumption by 43% compared to a typical high-rise residential building
  • Maximized floorplan efficiency and flexibility
  • Completed initial lease-up
  • Educated potential renters that “green buildings” could offer luxury amenities
  • Overcame the lack of amenities in an emerging neighborhood by developing Club Helena and the Helena Shuttle