Construction has resumed on 50 West 66th Street, a 69-story, 775-foot-tall residential skyscraper on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by Snøhetta and developed by Extell Development Company, the tower will yield 127 condominium units and claim the title of the tallest building north of 59th Street. YIMBY last reported that global investment entity Tennor Holding B.V. will help complete the edifice, which is being built on a plot located between Central Park West to the east, the intersection of Broadway and Columbus Avenue to the west, West 65th Street to the south, and West 66th Street to the north.
No recent news indicates any change in design, so we can expect the sleek exterior to maintain its composition of floor-to-ceiling glass, limestone panels, and bronze cladding. Below is a rendering by Binyan Studios that depicts 50 West 66th Street and its visual impact over the southern stretch of Central Park and notable nearby buildings such as Robert A. M. Stern’s 15 Central Park West and the two-tower Deustche Bank Center, formerly known as the Time Warner Center.
Here we see work well underway with crews creating the start of the second floor.
Below is an aerial photograph showing the construction crane hovering over the site this past spring. The skyscraper would rise close to the top of the image.
Below are previous renderings of the project that illustrate the prominent presence of the skyscraper and the views of Central Park and the Billionaires’ Row skyline that occupants will enjoy. The image also shows the look of the podium, which features an abstract geometric massing with sloped corners.
Here we see the top of the multi-story podium with a sculptural setback made with chamfered corners, sloped edges lined with glass railings, a staircase surrounded by landscaped garden beds and trees at varying elevations, and floor-to-ceiling glass wrapping around the indoor amenity spaces.
Amenities will include an indoor swimming pool, a full basketball court, a squash court, and a bowling alley. Further amenities on the 20th floor include a residential lounge, a business center, a landscaped terrace with fire pits, and a spa.
A revised completion date for 50 West 66th Street remains unclear, though YIMBY estimates sometime in 2024 or 2025.