I’m surprised that Vornado and “Le Freak” haven’t done anything yet with 31 W 57th. Maybe they can’t agree. After Vornnado’s runaway success with 220 CPS, you’d think that they’d want to replicate that in this location which is much nicer than 220.
It’s unclear if “So Low” will build his proposal across from 9 W 57th or if he’ll sell to a real, competent developer.
Further down the road, something utterly tremendous will rise on the corner of 57TH and 6th. It’s a sad, market rate rental with an enormous empty lot next door.
I’m amazed that the crap Hemisphere House and the huge empty lot has not been redeveloped yet. Then again, I believe it’s owned by the same group that owned the Mayflower which sat dormant for years before 15 CPW was developed on the site.
If you know anything about NYC development and 57th street you would know a megatall there is impossible. The puny sites that the 57th street corridor affords would never facilitate construction of a megatall. Central Park Tower is probably as big as it gets for 57th street.
A megatall is possible in NYC, but only with the wholesale demolition of a large block like might happen around Penn Station or the PABT.
Within current zoning and regulations? Yes probably impossible.
Within physics? No, not really
But anyway it doesn’t have to be a megatall. 57th street will continue to get larger via just more towers in general. And will look bigger via towers bridging the gap between 57th other clusters.
Ex. 350 (and tower fifth) bridging to midtown east
This is from Crawdad :
Macklowe is an extremely successful builder. I see no reason why this tower won’t be built. The office space would have top-of-market rents and the observation deck would print money. Hopefully this will get moving shortly.