Foundation Work Continues at 217 West 57th Street and 220 Central Park South

217 West 57th Street and 220 Central Park South217 West 57th Street and 220 Central Park South, photo by Andrew McKeon, zoomable at link

When YIMBY last checked on progress at 217 West 57th Street and 220 Central Park South, digging was still ongoing at both towers, with concrete pouring just beginning. By early December, excavation had started to wrap-up at 217 West 57th Street, and now, foundation work is well underway on both towers.

220 Central Park South

220 Central Park South, photo by Andrew McKeon

Vornado’s 220 Central Park South looks to have seen slightly more progress than 217 West 57th Street, and the building will likely maintain its lead for the duration of construction, as its scope is significantly less hefty. Rebar is protruding across most of the site’s base, which will ultimately give rise to two separate buildings, one standing 950 feet/65 stories tall and fronting 58th Street, the other rising 17 floors next to Central Park South.

Across 58th Street, excavation now appears to be complete at 217 West 57th Street, which took a little over a year to dig-out completely.  It appears that form-work for the building’s future core is also taking shape, and the concrete perimeter lining the “bathtub” is also nearly finished.

217 West 57th Street

217 West 57th Street, photo by Andrew McKeon

Both towers should peek above street level by the end of this year, and at that point, 220 Central Park South will likely shoot skywards fairly rapidly, as its entirety is residential. 217 West 57th Street will host Nordstrom’s flagship Manhattan location, and will also feature a major cantilever over the Arts Students League, and before the tower climbs beyond those points, its rise will likely be at a slow pace.

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