OMA released a new preliminary rendering of 41-47 West 57th Street, which YIMBY reported on last week when it was heard that the planned mixed-use 1,100-foot-high supertall would rise along Billionaires’ Row over West 57th Street over the next several years. Crain’s reported that Sedesco will also offer to bring in a pair of new ADA-accessible elevators to the nearby 57th Street station on Sixth Avenue in exchange for an additional 52,000 square feet of space for the potential 443,100-square-foot Midtown, Manhattan project. About 237,100 square feet will be devoted toward residential usage with 119 units, while nearly 205,100 square feet of commercial space will make room for a 158-room hotel and a 10,212-square-foot restaurant. 41-47 West 57th Street is located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and will include ground-floor frontage on both West 57th and 58th Streets.
The rendering is looking west from above Fifth Avenue toward the southern corner of Central Park and the Plaza Hotel, with 41-47 West 57th Street in the center of the image. The other slender skyscrapers and supertalls from SHoP Architects‘ 111 West 57th Street down to Robert A. M Stern‘s 220 Central Park South make up the right half of the rendering, rising above the early 20th century buildings along Central Park South. The building massing for 41-47 West 57th Street includes a sloped northern elevation facing Central Park, which gradually climbs toward a flat roof parapet. On the visible eastern side seems to be an indented triangular imprint with a glass curtain wall, and we could likely expect the same exterior approach on the western façade. Occupants will easily get prime unobstructed views of the park and the rest of the northern portion of Manhattan and the Hudson and East Rivers.
Sedesco wants to have the two elevators placed at the southwestern corner of West 56th Street and Sixth Avenue and lead down to the 57th Street station, which services the F train. This would be done under the new Zoning for Accessibility program, which allows developers to provide improvements to transit stations in exchange for more building allowances to a project within 500 feet. 41-47 West 57th Street conveniently sits only 250 feet away to the east of the 57th Street stop. Sedesco also stated that the supertall would downsize to 385,706 square feet if rezoning is not approved. Nonetheless, this would still be a big change to the Midtown skyline, and will better fill out Billionaires’ Row between 111 West 57th Street and Rafael Vinoly‘s 432 Park Avenue.
YIMBY last stated that 41-47 West 57th Street is anticipated to be built in a single phase over a period of 45 to 48 months, or roughly four years, and be completed and operational by 2026.