Construction Update: Work Hums Along at 606 West 57th Street In Western Hell’s Kitchen

Work at 606 West 57th Street. Photo by Tectonic.Work at 606 West 57th Street. Photo by Tectonic.

Yesterday, we told you about the progress on a rather modest Durst Organization development on the southwest corner of Eleventh Avenue and West 58th Street. Today, we’re bringing you and update on a significantly bigger project around the corner on the south side of West 57th Street between Eleventh Avenue and Twelfth Avenue.

That project is 606 West 57th Street, which is being developed by TF Cornerstone. It will be gigantic, taking up a major chunk of the block. Thanks to photos from our friend Tectonic, we can see that while there isn’t any building to see yet, the site is active.

Work at 606 West 57th Street. Photo by Tectonic.

Work at 606 West 57th Street. Photo by Tectonic.

This site used to be a few things, including the Nissan dealership. It’s part of Hell’s Kitchen, but is still really much more part of that far West Side no man’s land. It’s not a real neighborhood yet. A decade ago, it was basically just commercial and industrial buildings, car dealerships, the BMW building, and the CBS Broadcast Center. That’s changing as new residential buildings come in and replace some of the existing elements, including car dealerships (though some of the car dealerships have simply been reborn to sell other brands) and parking garages.

The western end of the block is occupied by the Department of Sanitation building, which was completed in the past decade, but seemed to take since this writer was a teenager.

Rendering of 606 West 57th Street. Via TF Cornerstone.

Rendering of 606 West 57th Street. Via TF Cornerstone.

As for 606 West 57th Street, the Arquitectonica-designed building will be huge and one can only hope more neighborhood amenities will sprout up to support it. The latest filings show a 998,526-square-foot building rising to 42 stories at 440-feet-tall. Of that square footage, 961,063 will be devoted to 1,028 residential units. That means an average unit size of about 935 square feet.

Residential units will start with seven units on the mezzanine level, followed by 47 on the second floor, 49 on the third floor, 52 each on the fourth through sixth floors, 34 on the seventh floor, 38 each on the eighth through 17th floors, 20 on the 18th floor, 19 each on the 19th through 28th floors, four on the 29th floor, 10 each on the 30th and 31st floors, and eleven each on the 32nd through 42nd floors.

There will be parking for 400 cars and storage for 499 bicycles. Also in the building will be a dog grooming room, basketball court, fitness rooms, a “club room,” children’s activity room, locker rooms, a yoga room, a screening room, and terraces on the mezzanine, second, and 29th floors.

There will also be 37,463 square feet of commercial space, for retail on the ground floor.

As of the last time YIMBY reported on this development, completion was expected in 2017, and that seems like it is still doable.

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1 Comment on "Construction Update: Work Hums Along at 606 West 57th Street In Western Hell’s Kitchen"

  1. Richard M. Sawicki | December 29, 2015 at 2:20 pm |

    52 units on the fourth, fifth, and sixth floors!

    I guess they’ll run through the alphabet twice on those floors when it comes to apartment numbers!

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