Solow Files for 52-Story Skyscraper at 12 West 57th Street

The development saga continues on a hotly contested segment of West 57th Street located just south of Central Park, between 5th and 6th Avenues. Solow Management Corp has filed fresh permits for 12 West 57th Street, revealing a new 52-story mixed-use skyscraper with a proposed height of 672 feet.

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has been tapped to design of the proposed tower.

Since 2011, Sheldon Solow has snagged an impressive assemblage of parcels on West 57th Street, including 20-22, 16, 10-14, and 7 West 57th Street, a separate new development next to his iconic 9 West 57th Street, along with several additional parcels on West 56th Street. Sources claim Solow is looking to demolish the existing structures to make way for a new high-rise hotel and condominium tower.

According to updated filings, the tower at 12 West 57th Street will comprise over 383,000 square feet, to include 202,738 square feet of residential area. With 80 residential units listed, condominiums are most likely, with individual units measuring a little over 2,534 square feet apiece.

An additional 180,396 square feet will be dedicated to commercial use, but is listed separately as 145,706 square feet plus 34,690 square feet, possibly indicating a hotel with dining, back of house, or ground-floor retail areas.

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3 Comments on "Solow Files for 52-Story Skyscraper at 12 West 57th Street"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: Decorated.

  2. I’m sorry but NYC sucks… I used to like it but its being overbuilt to a point of being unlivable and devoid of any sense of taste, character and sense of place.

    • That they are tearing down these attractive buildings for a tower that may not even get built, given that this economic boil is coming to a head. That said, you are correct….The “great new towers” are now beginning to tire the eyes with glass, glass , glass. I love the new skinny super talls on W.57. They at least have nice texture and unusual height. 53 W. 53 stands out above them all in design.

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