With formwork about to rise above ground level at Nordstrom Tower, the Smith + Gill-designed supertall’s plans seem to be finalized, pending possible adjustments at the very top. But other renderings for Extell’s site were created by several firms during the RFP process, and we now have images of proposals by Foster + Partners and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. While they will remain unbuilt, both versions of the building offer fantastical takes on the future of Midtown in their own right.
YIMBY last reported on Extell Development’s 52-story, 600-unit mixed-use building at 551 Tenth Avenue, in Midtown West, back in October of 2014, and now Curbed has the latest photos of the project, courtesy of Tectonic. The structure has risen significantly since last fall, and glass is now wrapping around on all sides. Twenty percent of the rental units will be leased at below-market rates, and a 300-bed dormitory will be housed in the building’s base. SLCE Architects is designing, and completion is expected in the summer of 2016.
Extell was the city’s first developer to put up a residential building of 1,000 feet or greater, and while the construction of One57 was fraught with complications, practice will hopefully make perfect. Despite initial difficulties and buckling streets, the latest photos from Tectonic show One Manhattan Square is now making major headway, at 250 South Street.
With construction now wrapping up on 625 West 57th Street, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group has already begun transforming the Manhattan cityscape. The firm is also designing the new 200 Greenwich Street, set to rise next to One World Trade Center, and YIMBY can now reveal the first renderings for their Harlem project, which Blumenfeld is developing, at 146 East 126th Street.
In May, YIMBY revealed partial renderings of Extell’s planned residential tower at 250 South Street, and at the time, DOB filings indicated it was to stand 56 stories, spanning 939,850 square feet. Now, according to DNAinfo, permits show a tower closer to the initially proposed building, standing 68 stories and 800 feet tall, and measuring 1,105,386 square feet. The project now includes 802 residential units, and 25,516 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.