Can’t wait for renderings and height info on this site. Lots of sites that have big plans ahead, yet we are in the dark. I guess it keeps the suspense in high gear for us.
I agree, Chris!
Only in NY!!!
I love the lines of the neighboring tower, the Solow building I believe. Great location.
I agree. The Grace Building on 42nd is the fraternal twin of Solow’s 9 W 57th.
This site has been cleared!
I hope that Virnado builds another Stern tower here. I don’t know how many air rights Vornado has, but a slender 900’+ limestone tower would be quite nice here!
Dec 30, 2015
Hopefully we get some info and renderings soon enough. I wonder when construction will start here…
I’m really curious about this site’s air rights. This can be at least a 700’ tower but perhaps 1,000.
Raw as-of-right potential, I believe, is between 150k to 200k. I’ll have to calculate it again. Air rights elsewhere could bump that up, of course!
Edit: 27-33 West 57th has 150,660 square feet of development rights. 35 W. 57th has 26,320 square feet of air rights (I’d image they get them). There are a few other properties with lots of air rights still.
I love this view of the Solow building, albeit a temporary one.
I can’t wait to see the design for this site.
Interesting comments considering that LeFrak is Vornado’s partner at this site, though part of the plan is for a five-star hotel.
Hmmm, I wonder if they’ll build now or hold off for later like the Park Lane tower. But then again, this is a vacant lot and that’s a still profitable hotel.
I agree. I think they’ll proceed. Part of this is supposed to be a hotel which will generate money.