Gary Barnett’s Extell Development is moving forward with an unknown project on the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 46th Street, in Midtown’s Diamond District. Curbed NY reports the developer recently filed demolition permits for six five-story commercial buildings spanning 3-13 West 46th Street. The row of buildings are currently masked with black netting, which means demolition should begin soon.
The rise of the supertalls has been several years in the making, and One57, 432 Park Avenue, and One World Trade Center have offered a preview of the increasingly gargantuan changes taking place across New York City. But 2016 will mark the start of a new era for the city’s skyline. With six supertalls of 300 meters (984 feet) or greater now rising, the city’s total number of such buildings will nearly double, from seven to thirteen. Yesterday, the New York Post featured YIMBY’s compilation of the towers, and today we wanted to give our own rundown on the image and its implications for our continually-changing city.
In late 2014, YIMBY brought you conceptual renderings of the possible mixed-use tower that could rise at 1710 Broadway, between West 54th and 55th Street in Midtown, and now Extell Development is teaming up with C&K Properties to build a 60-story condo-hotel tower. Extell paid roughly $247 million for a 39 percent stake in the project, according to The Real Deal. Retail space will likely be included in the planned tower, which could be as large as 370,000 square feet, although additional air rights may be used which would increase the project’s size. A six-story, 83,000 square-foot office building must first be demolished.
Over the summer, Extell Development struck a deal to lease City Point’s phase three development site, located on the northern end of the block at 138 Willoughby Street, in Downtown Brooklyn. Yesterday, SLCE Architects pre-filed for Extell’s planned tower, which will rise 57 stories above street level. The documents are not complete, but the initial filing reveals that the project will include both residential and commercial space, as expected. The deal requires the developer to build a four-story, 65,000 square-foot retail base. The tower will rise 692 feet in height, although it’s not clear if that figure includes any structural rooftop elements. The planned residential units should number in the hundreds, and that will be among the details clarified when SLCE completes the new building applications.
A seven-story, 11-unit supportive housing project is currently rising at 166 East 100th Street, on the southern side of East Harlem, DNAinfo reports. The building will measure 10,060 square feet and should boast relatively large units, which will eventually house the formerly homeless. Urban Pathways is expected to run and own the the facility upon completion. Extell Development is building the housing in an effort to obtain a zoning bonus for an undisclosed project within Community Board 11’s district. Extell acquired the Pathmark store at 160 East 125th Street for $39 million last year; it closed in November.