YIMBY first reported on new building permits for 1681 Third Avenue last November, when Extell filed a new job application for the site, located between East 94th and 95th Streets on the Upper East Side. We now have the reveal for the condominium tower coming to the lot, which is substantially taller than the 23-story building indicated in the first DOB filings.
Extell’s new tower coming to 250 South Street received an on-site rendering a few months ago, but now YIMBY has the first up-close look at the project, as well as a few interiors. The building will rise on the site of an old Pathmark, and while it was initially expected to be 68 stories tall, it was reduced to 56 floors on the latest DOB filings.
While Extell has avoided posting any information on-site or online for 217 West 57th Street, YIMBY has brought you two sets of plans for the building, with the most recently obtained versions (dated June of 2014) depicting a 1,795-foot pinnacle. We have now obtained an official rendering Extell is using for the project, dated from this March, confirming it will look almost identical to both versions previously revealed by YIMBY as well as the image of the tower created in-house at Smith + Gill.
The current race to the top of the skyline is the most impressive in New York City’s history, with ever-taller skyscrapers sprouting from the Financial District all the way to 57th Street. And YIMBY has now learned that 217 West 57th Street, aka the Nordstrom Tower, received a height boost between April and June of last year, pushing the tower’s pinnacle to 1,795 feet. That will make it the tallest building in New York City, the United States, and the Western Hemisphere.
Crain’s Business reports the 16-story commercial building spanning 123-141 West 57th Street, in Midtown — home to the 197-room Salisbury Hotel and Calvary Baptist Church — could potentially be the location of Extell Development’s next ultra-luxury…