Demolition, Excavation Continue for Extell’s Potential Supertall at 570 Fifth Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan

570 Fifth Avenue as an office (left) and mixed-use residence and hotel (right).

Demolition is progressing at 570 Fifth Avenue, the site of a potential supertall skyscraper in Midtown, Manhattan. Developed by Extell, the tower could reach an architectural height of 1,100 feet tall with 78 stories in a 1,462,174-square-foot mixed-use hotel and residential scheme. As an office tower, the building would stand 860 feet tall with 47 stories and 1,543,759 square feet. 46/47 Owner LLC is the owner and ALBA Services is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of West 46th Street and Fifth Avenue.

At the time of our last update in early March, demolition work was just beginning on the two old structures at 2-8 West 47th Street and 10 West 47th Street. Since then, several floors have been removed from both, and scaffolding and an additional exterior elevator have been added to aid in their razing.

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Excavators have piled a large amount of dirt along the border of Fifth Avenue, while more machinery has arrived on site.

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Below is a view of the taller 2-8 (left) and 10 West 47th Street (right) on the northern side of the development. A construction info board indicates that the demolition of both structures will be complete by the winter of 2023.

Photo by Michael Young

The following renderings show the possible outcomes of 570 Fifth Avenue as an office skyscraper (left) or supertall mixed-use hotel and residential tower (right). Both feature a multi-story podium with a landscaped outdoor terrace, and are clad in a light-colored façade of floor-to-ceiling glass and thin vertical strips of bronze-colored panels.

The outdoor terrace space on the podium of 570 Fifth Avenue

Looking north at the top of the podium for 570 Fifth Avenue

An enclosed garden space appears to be perched at the top within the flat crown and roof parapet, according to this rendering looking south.

The top floors of 570 Fifth Avenue as a supertall.

The table below breaks down the two scenarios for 570 Fifth Avenue’s use and function. Click here for more information about the floor plans last seen in our early March update.

570 Fifth Avenue

It was reported that foundation work is expected to last roughly 12 months, followed by superstructure and exterior construction taking 28 months with a three-month overlap with the initial below-grade work, and then interior work, also lasting 28 months with an overlap of 11 months with the previous stage in construction.

570 Fifth Avenue’s completion is estimated for around the end of 2027 to early 2028, based on the schedule above.

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15 Comments on "Demolition, Excavation Continue for Extell’s Potential Supertall at 570 Fifth Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan"

  1. I would like to see the residential/hotel design. I think the inclusion of the many setbacks makes the building less bulky and more elegant. Speaking of elegant, the curtain wall on both designs looks gorgeous. Overall, this seems pretty promising.

  2. This is a prime location. Hopefully they will go for the taller version.

  3. David : Sent From Heaven. | June 27, 2022 at 9:22 am | Reply

    Above all its office and mixed-use hotel, residential scheme. Now work on the way in the project with intent to do for the city, the design made large numbers of facade in vertical and beautiful bronze: Thanks to Michael Young.

  4. This will be in the heart of the midtown skyline. What prompts these developers to build such ugly buildings in NY? Where’s the aesthetics? My two-year-old son could draw a building like this. Are the developers so blind that they have not seen how the buildings are designed in Dubai and other countries? Don’t they have concerns about how the skyline of the most important city in the world should look? If they have the money to build this, they have the money to design it BETTER!

  5. David in Bushwick | June 27, 2022 at 12:23 pm | Reply

    How is it possible construction has begun but we don’t know what’s been approved to be built?
    I suppose it’s appropriate that the delightful smaller historic buildings that were destroyed will be replaced by yet another glass box.

  6. The taller one looks way nicer.

  7. How have they not decided already? Are they going to start the podium and then flip a coin? Wouldn’t the super tall require a different footprint/pilings/depth?

    • “Wouldn’t the super tall require a different footprint/pilings/depth?”

      Probably not actually. It wouldn’t surprise me if the foundations were essentially thesame either way.

    • It could be a teaser of some sorts.

  8. Glad to see progress, any progress, at this site! Too prominent to be an empty lot for an extended period of time, like some third-tier city…not in midtown Manhattan!

  9. Just love to see more classic NY buildings destroyed for another glass tower of indefinite purpose that may or may not come to fruition.

  10. I hope it is the highest option to continue climbing the nyc skyline

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