Construction Update: FRANK 57WEST Rises On The Far West Side

Construction at FRANK 57WEST, 600 West 58th Street. Photo by Tectonic.Construction at FRANK 57WEST, 600 West 58th Street. Photo by Tectonic.

If you’ve gone up the West Side Highway in Manhattan or up Port Imperial Boulevard in New Jersey, you’ve probably noticed the Durst Organization-developed Bjarke Ingels Group-designed Via tetrahedron. Not only is it visually striking, there has been a fair amount of press coverage. Additionally, its next-door neighbor, the high-rise Helena has been there for a decade now. But they are not the only Durst developments on the block bounded by Eleventh Avenue, West 57th Street, Twelfth Avenue, and West 58th Street.

Kind of sandwiched in between them, there is also FRANK 57WEST at 600 West 58th Street, at the block’s northeast corner, which is the southwest corner of the intersection of 58th and Eleventh. The site used to be a Manhattan Mini Storage. The mixed-use building is at least a few stories off the ground, as can be seen in these photos taken by our friend Tectonic.

Construction at FRANK 57WEST, 600 West 58th Street. Photo by Tectonic.

Construction at FRANK 57WEST, 600 West 58th Street. Photo by Tectonic.

Eventually, the structure, designed by Studio V Architecture, will rise 10 stories and will have 119,073 square feet of space. 58,972 square feet of that will be for 65 residential units, which will occupy the fifth through tenth floors. With that square footage, each unit will average about 907 square feet. They will range from one- to –three-bedrooms.

Rendering of 600 West 58th Street, a.k.a. FRANK57WEST

Rendering of 600 West 58th Street, a.k.a. FRANK57WEST

The development is an 80/20, which means the developer had incentive to set aside 20 percent of the units for affordable housing. In this case, that means 53 market-rate units and 12 affordable units.

Amenities will include storage for 33 bicycles, a fitness room, a lounge, and a roof deck.

The development also includes 32,048 square feet of commercial space. There will be a medical office in the cellar and retail space on the first floor. There will also be 28,054 square feet of community facility space, spread from the first through fourth floors.

Completion is expected by the end of 2016.

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