YIMBY got the first look at TF Cornerstone’s new building coming to 606 West 57th Street back in 2013, and now we have actual renderings of the project, which will become the second-largest residential building in Manhattan. Arquitectonica is designing the multi-faceted structure, which will take up much of the block on the southern side of 57th Street, west of 11th Avenue, opposite 625 West 57th Street.
The project will total 1.2 million square feet, split between several components. The largest will be the residential portion, measuring 952,938 square feet, which will be divided amongst 1,028 apartments. The almost-complete 605 West 42nd Street will rank ahead of 606 West 57th Street in terms of overall unit count, but TF Cornerstone’s project will still be very substantial.
Besides the apartments, the building will have 40,000 square feet of retail space, and a hotel component that was tentatively included in the old plans appears to have been cut from the project.
The block’s former occupants are now completely demolished, with excavation work for the project hopefully beginning soon. The building’s DOB filings were partially approved only yesterday.
In terms of design, this stretch of 57th Street will soon feature two of the largest contemporary residential buildings in New York City. 606 West 57th Street goes in the opposite direction of 625 West 57th Street, featuring several blocks stacked on top of one another. Still, the tower will be relatively short when compared against the supertalls that will soon loom to the east, and it will stand 42 floors and 440 feet to its roof.
Completion of 606 West 57th Street is expected in 2017.
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