Demolition is now complete at 41-47 West 57th Street, the site of a 1,100-foot-tall mixed-use supertall in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by OMA and developed by Sedesco, the 63-story building will yield 119 residential units spread across 443,100 square feet, nearly 205,100 square feet of commercial space in the form of a 158-room hotel, and a 10,212-square-foot restaurant. The project is located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and will have frontage along both West 57th and West 58th Streets. Sedesco is offering to help construct a pair of new ADA-accessible elevators to the nearby 57th Street station on Sixth Avenue, servicing the F train, in exchange for an additional 52,000 square feet.
At the time of YIMBY’s last update in June, the westernmost building was still covered in black netting and scaffolding. This structure is now razed and the entire project site from 41-47 West 57th Street lays empty, blocked off by a row of white boards along the sidewalks of West 57th Street. The void in the air space gives us a good impression at how big of a footprint the supertall will have.
41-47 West 57th Street will rise into the skyline between SHoP Architects‘ 111 West 57th Street and Rafael Vinoly‘s 432 Park Avenue and potentially eclipse the height of Christian de Portzamparc’s One57 by 96 feet. As explained in our last article, the architectural height of 1,100 feet is a With-Action incentive and is the maximum height for the project. Below is a table that shows the differences between No-Action Conditions versus With-Action Conditions, as well as the difference in square footage with the increase in hotel rooms, residences, and commercial space totaling to just over 57,000 square feet.
The two new elevators for the 57th Street station would be placed at the southwestern corner of West 56th Street and Sixth Avenue, under the Zoning for Accessibility program that allows developers to provide improvements to transit stations in exchange for more building allowances to a project within 500 feet. 41-47 West 57th Street sits only 250 feet away to the east.
Should the rezoning not be approved, Sedesco would downsize the overall square footage of 41-47 West 57th Street to 385,706 square feet. This change in area would nonetheless still deliver a bold visual impact on the Billionaires’ Row skyline.
41-47 West 57th Street is anticipated to be constructed in only a single phase over a period of roughly 45 to 48 months, or nearly four years, and thus be completed and operational by 2026. YIMBY will keep a close eye for signs of excavation and foundation work in the near future.