Work continues at 225 West 57th Street, where the last remaining buildings are now being disassembled. Demolition at the properties across the street – at 220 Central Park South and an adjacent lot – has left an unfettered Central Park view that extends to 57th Street, which is an extreme rarity as the corridor is home to the most expensive real estate in New York.
After delays, floors are now coming down at the former 225 West 57th Street, and the gutting of 1780 Broadway – which will see its facade preserved and integrated into the new tower – is also apparent. Extell is on track to begin foundation work at the end of 2014, which is when excavation will be complete. The pit will be nearly 100 feet deep, explaining the lengthy delay between demolition and actual construction – but the Nordstrom Tower will rise over 1,500 feet tall.