The permitting process surrounding high-profile projects is becoming increasingly convoluted, with ‘dummy filings’ now commonly submitted prior to actual new building applications. This is particularly true at 217 West 57th Street, which still doesn’t have any on-site renderings. But luckily some new supporting documents have been filed with the city, revealing what appear to be the actual height numbers for the tower’s parapet and roof, confirming it will become the country’s tallest building.
Excavation and drilling have commenced at Extell Development’s site spanning 500-524 East 14th Street (excluding No. 520), in the East Village, EV Grieve reports. A number of single-story retail structures were demolished to make-way for the two-building, seven-story mixed-use development, which will eventually have 150 residential units and 56,610 square feet of retail. Signage reveals an expected completion date of January 2017.
Last week, Extell Development acquired the last development site of the CityPoint project at 138 Willoughby Street, in Downtown Brooklyn, in a $115.5 million deal. Extell is technically leasing the 21,500 square-foot site, and the developer is planning to construct a 665,000 square-foot mixed-use tower. A four-story, 65,000 square-foot retail base is part of the deal, and Washington Square Partners and Acadia Realty Trust will own that portion.
Since YIMBY last checked in on progress at 220 Central Park South and 217 West 57th Street, the latter building has been revealed in official renderings. But now we have an update on both sites from YIMBY reader ILNY, with the latest set of photos peeking into the projects from ground level.
The current crop of supertalls at 111 and 217 West 57th Street aren’t yet above ground level, but Extell is already in talks for their next major development along New York’s newly-minted Billionaire’s Row, at 123 West 57th Street. YIMBY’s sources confirm that the firm has emerged as the finalist in talks for the site, comprising the Calvary Baptist Church and the Salisbury Hotel, and we have also procured massing diagrams produced by another developer that was formerly in contention for the building.