Excavation and foundation work is moving along at 2551 Broadway, site of a 276,578-square-foot mixed-use building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Permits filed in early February list Stephen B. Jacobs Group as the architect of record and Tyler Workman under the Paragon JV Prop III LLC as the owner behind the applications for the project, which will rise 22 stories at the corner of 96th Street. The property will contain 130 residences spread across 215,866 square feet, for an average scope of 1,660 square feet, most likely indicating condominiums. The building will also feature 9,080 square feet of commercial space.
Recent photos through the construction fence show a hive of activity with workers busily excavating below grade. The site was formerly vacant at the time work began and once was occupied by a two-story structure. The steel rebar for the sub-cellar, reinforced concrete foundation walls, and raft is in position and ready for the first pours of concrete. Most of the progress has occurred so far on the western side of the property up against an old low-rise brick masonry building, which will eventually be torn down to make way for a new ground-up edifice, addressed as 266 West 96th Street. The architectural height of 2551 Broadway would most likely be on par with the roof parapet of its future neighbor, given the slightly higher elevation it rests upon and close number of floors.
We could expect to see the majority of the foundations finished by the end of the year and the bulk of the superstructure construction throughout 2021. There is no official rendering for 2551 Broadway yet, but YIMBY will continue to keep a close eye for one and track the progress of the upper Manhattan development. The site is steps away from the 96th Street subway station, serviced by the 1, 2, and 3 trains.
A completion date for 2551 Broadway has not been announced.