NEW YORK | Park Central

Hopefully its not a vision lol.

https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/ecbf2f4e64f8959daa0592cda76b6801/5D2AAA05/t51.2885-15/e35/53887185_441469406618192_5584363449553892043_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com&se=8&ig_cache_key=MjAxODQ0Mjg0MDY2OTg3NDMzNg%3D%3D.2

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Could NYC’s next real estate boom see the rise of its first megatall skyscraper? Plans have been drawn…

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seems a bit too generic to be an actual design proposal for something. It reminds me of this vision we’ve seen before. If it is legit I bet whoever runs that instagram account will be in trouble though lol.

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Apparently it was designed by SOM

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It’s on the site of the park central hotel, which is owned by LaSalle

https://therealdeal.com/2011/06/06/park-central-hotel-goes-for-405-5m-lasalle-properties-agrees-to-buy-from-highgate-holdings/![09EDE4FC-4482-4962-AB7B-5D7446123252|398x500](upload://2xQaPIuLnSCS2tipa7qpHpcXGJT.jpeg)

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Very intriguing. It’s nice to see that there are at least conceptual plans for a NYC megatall. The fact that a huge firm like SOM is involved indicates that this isn’t just some pie-in-the-sky vision. I hope that whatever gets built has a better design than this generic glass tube, though. When I picture NYC’s first megatall in my imagination, I always picture something with classic NY setbacks and a nice crown. This has neither so it’s disappointing to me from a design standpoint.

I wonder what that tall, slender building in the background of the rendering near Hudson Yards is. It looks way taller than 30 Hudson.

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Yeah uh. Possible megatall with SOM involvment? Im not crying hopeful tears. You are :sob:

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Thanks for joining DeSelby! :beers:

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high resolution. The rendering was done by atchain. They also made a few PABT renderings along with some for high profile projects around the world. That being said, most are visions.

https://www.atchain.com/still/#itemId=5b0696c60e2e7287abc8d849

edit: oooooo

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Yeah I know. Necroing this. Whatever.
LaSalle has sold this site (or rather, the company that bought them) to Highgate on a loan from Blackstone.

We haven’t heard about this project in a while but I do believe Park Central Hotel has the requirements for a Megatall in NYC should a developer choose to build one on this site. Obviously the design that was presented before was just a concept of what could be built and not a real proposal, but I do hope to see some more movement on this site later. Hopefully we get some more news in the coming years.

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This would be the perfect site for Midtown’s tallest tower. And the existing hotel is kind of a dump, so hopefully the site gets redeveloped.

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Reviving this, but I didn’t see this render posted.

From this angle, it looks to be around “only” 1,800 ft. But that’s because this site is a bit further back from the rest of the 57th street towers.

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What?

That isn’t the same project ^^^

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I suspect that the Ziegfeld and the lot next to it will be developed at some point. It’s right near the Park Central and could offer amazing park views.


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Indeed. Considering the spire placed on CPT, I guess the height for this visionary tower would be around 1850-1900 ft

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Err try 2000 + ft

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Now that you mention it, it does look like it’s 2000+ ft. I saw a post about this once on Reddit and one of them mentioned how they calculated the height of this tower

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The SOM based proposal from the renders was projected to be 2000’ +, but there were never any official sources to compliment the render.

@robertwalpole the land that the ballroom/parking garage/parking lot sit on belongs to 1345 Avenue of the Americas, so unless they sell the land, I don’t see that little area (along with the 2 smaller buildings) being developed.

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If we can get another 5 or so skinny (including Park Central) supertalls along 57th, that’ll be literally perfect.

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