Fresh photos of Central Park Tower, aka 217 West 57th Street, show that the exterior safety netting has now reached the 92nd floor, and with formwork for the reinforced concrete following, construction has officially surpassed the 1,396-foot-tall rooftop parapet of 432 Park Avenue, making the supertall the tallest residential structure in New York and the Western Hemisphere. The imminently 1,550-foot tower is being designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, while Extell is the developer.
In an exciting reveal, Extell Development has unveiled new renderings of the residential amenity package within The Kent, a new mixed-use tower at 200 East 95th Street. Located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the 30-story structure encompasses 317,664 square feet, including retail space on both ground and cellar floors, with residential area on the second through 28th floors.
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill have released a new video featuring Central Park Tower. The future 1,550-foot tall skyscraper will soon eclipse 432 Park Avenue as the tallest residential building in the world. The site is addressed as 217 West 57th Street, and will be the tallest skyscraper on 57th Street, aka “Billionaire’s Row,” within the next few months. Recent photos also show construction getting closer to the 137-story pinnacle.
Full demolition permits have been filed for three adjacent four-story structures at 1637-1641 First Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The mixed residential and commercial buildings were purchased by Extell Development over the past decade for over $20 million. It is unclear what plans Extell has for the substantial lot.
Work is now progressing quickly for Times Square’s impending Hard Rock Hotel, situated between Sixth and Seventh Avenue at 159 West 48th Street. The 445-key inn is being designed by Berg + Moss Architects. The 225,000 square foot project is being developed by Extell, in partnership with Hard Rock International. The site was purchased by Extell eight years ago for $26 million, along with the necessary air rights that will allow the structure to rise 442 feet tall. The previously existing parking garage has since been demolished, and now work on the foundation is underway.