Back in January of 2014, YIMBY reported that permits were filed for a new building at 600 West 58th Street, on the corner of Eleventh Avenue. And now, we have a rendering of the project, which is being developed by Durst and designed by Studio V Architecture.
The lot is the only remaining vacant parcel on the block bounded by 57th and 58th streets and 11th Avenue and West Street, with the other two buildings on the block also developed by Durst. The Helena was completed back in 2003, while the Bjarke Ingels-designed 625 West 57th Street is still under construction.
The building set to rise at 600 West 58th Street will be an 80/20 rental project, with 53 market-rate units and 12 affordable apartments. The building will stand 10 stories tall and span almost 120,000 square feet, split between a sizable retail and community facility component, with apartments above. The ratio has shifted towards more commercial space since permits were initially filed, and they had previously indicated the project would have 120 apartments.
Alexander Durst described the project to YIMBY thusly:
Studio V’s design for 600 West 58th Street is a beautiful compliment to Bjarke Ingels-inspired architecture for the 57th Street building. Once completed, the block will be a mecca of innovative design with nearly 1,400 units of rental housing including more than 275 affordable apartments.
Indeed, Studio V’s design will be a positive addition for 11th Avenue, and 600 West 58th Street is another baby step in the corridor’s transformation from a post-industrial wasteland into a thriving residential neighborhood. The area is currently home to a sea of construction cranes, and besides 625 West 57th Street, the first two Riverside Center towers are also under construction; demolition is also nearly complete for TF Cornerstone’s 606 West 57th Street, just one block to the south.
Per Durst, completion of 600 West 58th Street is expected by late 2016.
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