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.