Construction Update: One57 & 225 West 57th Street

Though the One57 saga continuesglass has made no recent progressthe new crane is finally being installed, with the turntable for the ‘cab’ now visible. Nearly six months have passed since Hurricane Sandy, and the logistics of replacing a crane 1,000′ in the air have caused significant headaches. With the latest developments, it does appear that a functional tower crane will soon return, allowing the building to reach completion.

One block to the west, activity is picking up on the site for the new Nordstrom Tower, at 225 West 57th Street. Extell is beginning demolition work on the former Morton Williams Store, as well as on 1780 Broadway, which has a landmarked facade that will be integrated into the new tower. 
With all permits filed and heavy machinery now on-site, the two remaining buildings should be demolished quickly. Unfortunately the project still lacks renderings, though Smith + Gill’s website gives a taste of what New Yorkers could expectand hopefully the resulting tower will be as iconic as it is dominant, as a final height of over 1,500 feet will ensure long-term prominence on the Midtown skyline.

One57

One57
One57

225 West 57th Street and 157 West 57th Street
225 West 57th, future site of the Nordstrom Tower, and One57 

The Nordstrom Tower
Equipment on-site at 225 West 57th Street

225 West 57th Street NYC
Excavation equipment on-site at 225 West 57th Street

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