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Midtown West


605 West 42nd Street

New Renderings Of Sky, 60-Story, 1,175-Unit Rental Tower At 605 West 42nd Street

YIMBY revealed the first renderings of Sky — a 60-story, 1,175-unit rental apartment building at 605 West 42nd Street, in Midtown West — early in 2014, and we chronicled the tower’s construction throughout the same year. Today, the tower is nearly complete, with the exception of the missing glass along the base, and YIMBY can now share two additional renderings. The 1.2-million square-foot tower’s highest point reaches 656 feet above 42nd Street, and its unit count makes it the largest residential building in New York City.


53 West 53rd Street

Foundation Work Begins at 53 West 53rd Street, Formerly Torre Verre, Midtown

The saga behind the rise of 53 West 53rd Street is finally drawing to a close, and after excavation began approximately one year ago, foundation work is finally beginning for the future supertall. When we last checked on the project, digging had made some progress, but the latest photo set from ILNY shows the base of a crane has now been installed, rebar is arriving, and that excavation work has seemingly wrapped up.

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Demolition of old Mercedes dealership

Demolition Update: 520 West 41st Street, Silverstein’s Future West Side Supertall

The old Mercedes dealership at 520 West 41st Street and Eleventh Avenue is meeting a quick demise, paving the way for Silverstein Properties to begin preparation work for their future mixed-use development. While the project must still pass through ULURP, YIMBY revealed preliminary renderings last June, showing a 1,400-unit tower rising above a significant retail podium. Now we have a few overhead shots of demolition progress taken from the nearly-completed Skye, just a few hundred feet to the northwest.

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