Full demolition permits have been filed for 35 West 57th Street in Midtown, Manhattan. Located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues along Billionaires’ Row, the 2,510-square-foot site is occupied by a five-story mixed-use building. Built in 1891, the mansion with Beaux Arts details was a wedding gift to the granddaughter of William Vanderbilt. The 65-foot-tall structure is currently owned by Solow Realty and Development.
In 2019, Sheldon Solow made headlines for claims of attempting to push out two commercial tenants of 35 West 57th Street with leases through 2040, after 19 years of residency.
New construction permits have not been filed, and the property sits adjacent to 27-33 West 57th Street, three vacant lots owned by LeFrak Organization that were cleared off in 2016. The Solow Building tower on the same block borders the west boundary of 27-33 West 57th Street.
35 West 57th Street is steps from the 57th Street subway station, serviced by the F train and a short walk from the Fifth Avenue station, serviced by the N, R, and W trains.
Highrise Group NYC is listed as the applicant of record.