Demo Permits Filed for 1710 Broadway in Midtown, Manhattan

1710 Broadway, via Google Maps1710 Broadway, via Google Maps

Full demolition permits have been filed for 1710 Broadway in Midtown, Manhattan. Located on the northeast corner of Broadway and West 54th Street, the 8,848-square-foot site is also addressed as 1706 Broadway.

According to the filing, the property is owned by David Rothstein of Extell Development under the 1710 BWAY LLC. It currently houses a 52,150-square-foot, six-story commercial building. The 85-foot-tall structure was built in 1918 and has 129 feet of street frontage.

No new construction permits have not been filed yet, however there has been much speculation about the coveted Midtown lot including proposals for a supertall in 2014, a 60-story residential hotel in 2015, and a 50-story residential tower and possible property sale by Extell in 2018.

1710 Broadway is one block from 7th Avenue subway station, serviced by the B, D, and E trains.

Ancora Engineering is listed as the applicant of record.

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9 Comments on "Demo Permits Filed for 1710 Broadway in Midtown, Manhattan"

  1. David in Bushwick | May 22, 2021 at 8:54 am | Reply

    Let’s just tear down every building so a few wealthy people can take even more money.
    Tourists love to visit brand new cities that look like everywhere else.

    • I think the real money in NY, is owning a
      Demolition Company!

      Seems there just aren’t enough cranes,trucks and dumpsters to handle all the dozens? of historic buildings being torn down every week for the growing forest of glass boxes taking their place.

      I still wonder where does all this “debris” goes to? Is there one giant landfill graveyard to dump…
      columns, pediments, marble slabs, Palladian windows, bronze doors/ light fixtures/railings/
      balconues,neon signs,
      decorative “faces, animals, crests, names”, etc.

      Hopefully, someone is photographing these buildings for public record to provide a history of what the city once looked like.

      Have only been to NY once, in 2017, and if not for Covid, I was planning a return trip last year. I only hope that it doesn’t become
      “Dubai 2”, before I visit again! ☹

      • I don’t think anything worthy of saving goes to waste, for what it’s worth. There is a booming market for urban archaeological artifacts and has been for many years. They are very much in demand for residential and commercial renovation and design projects. They command quite the premium. There’s even a store in New York called urban archaeology thar specializes in this stuff.

  2. Hmmm. After seven years of on and off development at this site, this sure is suspicious. Very interesting.

  3. Permits were filed a few weeks ago for a 600 key hotel. Check DOB NOW

  4. ANOTHER PIECE OF NY HISTORY BEING DEMOLISHED TO PUT UP A GLASS BOX HOTEL FOR NO ONE WHO NEEDS IT.
    WHAT A TRAVESTY!
    WHY CANT THEY BUILD ON TOP OF THIS LOVELY STONE BUILDING BUILT IN 1918?
    THIS BUILDING SHOULD BE LANDMARKED

    • Why, exactly? It is architecturally unremarkable and commercially unviable on a very valuable piece of land. What exactly would you propose the developer do with it, realistically speaking and not idealistically?

  5. I’m usually all for preserving and reusing classical buildings, but if this comes down then the purchase of adjacent air rights should mean the flanking, more attractive buildings should be preserved, since nothing taller there can be built, unless of course the zoning is changed.

    • Damned Architect | May 24, 2021 at 2:21 pm | Reply

      Agreed – I’d be ok losing this nice (but not great) building if its redevelopment ensures the preservation of the 2 nicer buildings flanking it!

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