New renderings by the consistently amazing team at Visualhouse depict the twin-towered development at 514 Eleventh Avenue, which is replacing the old Mercedes dealership. While the architect has not been revealed, Silverstein is developing the site.
Previous images had depicted the base of the towers; the latest look is significantly more comprehensive, and also includes a glimpse of what the view atop the towers will be like. The two buildings appear to be slightly taller than Silver Towers — which were also developed by Silverstein — and will also stand above MiMA, placing their height at approximately 800 feet.
Silverstein used Costas Kondylis for both the Silver Towers and One River Place; while the architect of 514 Eleventh has not yet been announced, they would seem to be the logical candidate.
The rendered design is fairly typical for projects on the West Side — very large, and very glassy — and 514 Eleventh Avenue will eventually be surrounded by towers of a similar scale. The blocks surrounding West 42nd Street are finally seeing a major resurgence in activity, and the level of construction in the neighborhood is verging on ‘boom’ status.
Besides 514 Eleventh Avenue, Moinian’s 605 West 42nd Street has resumed construction; Extell also has a 52-story tower in the works at 547 Tenth Avenue. Related’s Hudson Yards is likely responsible for the surge in activity, as developers race to provide housing for the tens of thousands of office workers who will ultimately occupy the towers lining the nascent Hudson Boulevard.
While the residential component at 514 Eleventh Avenue will be significant — likely totaling nearly 1,000 units — the retail base will also be a game-changer. A PDF via RKF reveals that the podium will have 180,000 leasable square feet, which will translate into a significant boon for pedestrians and neighborhood residents, revitalizing a street that has long been dominated by access roads for the Lincoln Tunnel.
No completion date has been announced.
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