Demolition has begun on the building that currently stands at 10-14 West 57th Street to clear the way for a 52-story mixed-use skyscraper, according to permits filed in early February. Scaffolding has been assembled and black construction netting now shrouds the entire low-rise structure.
James Patterson of Ancora Engineering is the applicant of record. Sheldon Solow, chairman of Solow Realty & Development Group, is the developer for the site while Anthony Calicchio is listed as the owner behind the applications. Solow also purchased a number of other adjacent and nearby parcels that include 20-22 and 16 West 57th Street, and on the opposite side of the street he has acquired 7 West 57th Street, along with several other plots of land on West 56th Street.
Construction permits for the upcoming 672-foot-tall, 383,000-square-foot skyscraper were filed in the spring of 2018. Skidmore Owings & Merrill will design the new 80-unit tower, which will contain 202,738 square feet of residential space. The building’s first four floors will be dedicated to retail, and a hotel will straddle the next five levels. Apartments will average 2,534 square feet and will occupy floors 11 through 50. As currently planned, it will not reach the coveted supertall status that has become a hallmark of the Midtown street since the completion of One57, but it will still be high enough to provide good views of the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and 53 West 53rd Street.
The site sits on 57th Street, aka Billionaires’ Row, between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue. Access to the F train is half an avenue to the west while the N, R, and W trains are three streets to the north by the Plaza Hotel and the Apple Store.
A completion date for 10-14 West 57th Street has not been announced yet.