New Renderings: 605 West 42nd Street

The Moinian Group has new renderings of 605 West 42nd Street, which will be the second tower of the firm’s ‘Atelier’ development. It will become one of the largest apartment buildings in New York City upon completion, with a total of 1,174 units.

605 West 42nd Street

605 West 42nd Street – image from Moinian

The latest images shed much more light on the project’s design, as previous releases lacked detail; the form is simple, but the scale is enormous. One tactful element is the integration of mechanicals and ventilation with the tower’s crown, creating a sense of cohesion that was missing in earlier depictions. Minor details aside, 605 West 42nd Street will be similar to the typical aesthetic of other new developments in the vicinity; large and glassy.

605 West 42nd Street

605 West 42nd Street – image from Moinian

Indeed, 605 West 42nd Street’s most notable feature is not its appearance, but its presence; though not significantly taller than Silver Towers, it will have far more heft, and completely obstruct their northern views.

605 West 42nd Street

605 West 42nd Street – image from Moinian

In terms of size, the only rival will be TF Cornerstone’s 606 West 57th Street; 605 West 42nd Street will be larger than any single existing building, but possibly slightly smaller than Cornerstone’s development, which could have up to 1,189 apartments. Completion of Moinian’s latest project is expected in 2015.

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