YIMBY has chronicled the evolution of 217 West 57th Street, aka Nordstrom Tower and officially dubbed Central Park Tower, since it was clearing hurdles for the approval of its cantilever. Now that the building has begun rising, renderings from Extell have finally started leaking online, this time courtesy of EB-5 materials that surfaced on the YIMBY forums. The images show the tower is identical to renderings created in-house by YIMBY previously, and while they confirm the supertall has lost its spire, it will still become the tallest building by roof height on the continent, reaching 1,550 feet tall, and having a marketing floor count of 131.
On Friday, we brought you an update on construction of 220 Central Park South, now quickly rising over the park. However, what’s behind it will eventually eclipse it. We’re talking about 217 West 57th Street, officially known as Central Park Tower and dubbed Nordstrom Tower by YIMBY.
Last summer, the Times reported that Extell had acquired the third and final piece of City Point, a sprawling mixed-use development in Downtown Brooklyn. The developer rolled out initial renderings for their 59-story tower at 138 Willoughby Street in January, and now we have a better look at what will eventually be one of Brooklyn’s tallest towers.
Back in October of 2015, foundation work was underway at Extell Development’s 30-story, 83-unit mixed-use building at 200 East 95th Street (a.k.a. 1681 Third Avenue), on the Upper East Side. YIMBY now has photos from Tectonic that show rebar rising from the construction site into the air. Work on the ground floor is currently underway on the 317,664-square-foot building, dubbed The Kent, which will include 13,225 square feet of retail space across the ground and cellar levels. There will be 83 condominium units, ranging from two- to five-bedrooms, in the 367-foot-tall tower. The residences should average over 3,000 square feet apiece, and amenities listed in the Schedule A include a gym, a pool & sauna, bike storage, residential lounges and playrooms, a “music room,” and an outdoor terrace on the second floor. Beyer Blinder Belle is designing the project. Completion is expected in 2017.
In October, complete renderings were revealed of Extell Development’s 80-story, 815-unit condominium tower at 252 South Street, in the Two Bridges section of the Lower East Side. At the time, foundation work was the main focus, but now the core of the tower is beginning to rise and is above street level, Bowery Boogie reports. The project is dubbed One Manhattan Square and being designed by Adam Associates. It will include 90,000 square feet of amenity space in total and a separate 13-story, 205-unit affordable residential building. There will also be roughly 20,000 square feet of retail space. Completion is expected in 2019.