Excavation Underway for 68-Story Skyscraper at 100 West 37th Street in Midtown, Manhattan

100 West 37th Street. Rendering by Render.Bar

Excavation is moving along at 100 West 37th Street, the site of a 68-story mixed-use skyscraper in the Garment District of Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by C3D Architecture and developed by Sioni Group under the 989 Sixth Realty LLC, the 743-foot-tall structure will span 384,118 square feet and yield 300 condominium units with an average scope of 991 square feet, as well as 86,817 square feet of commercial space and two cellar levels. Northeast Specialist Group was the demolition contractor for the corner property, which is alternately addressed as 989-993 Sixth Avenue and located at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and West 37th Street.

Demolition had just concluded at the time of our last update at the end of November, when a lone excavator sat amid remnants of rubble from the razing of the 21-story former occupant of the site. Recent photos show portions of this structure’s foundations beginning to be exposed as crews work to unearth the plot below street level. Excavation should continue into the spring, followed by the formation of the new foundations around the middle of the year.

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Renderings by Render.bar depict the slender glass skyscraper beginning with a podium composed of conjoined glass-clad cylindrical volumes topped with a wraparound landscaped terrace. Above, the tower rises to a cutout terrace positioned level with the roof parapet of the adjacent building to the west, followed by a uniform volume up to a third setback roughly ten floors below the pinnacle. The uppermost levels feature stacks of curved balconies on the northeast, southeast, and southwest corners, and the building culminates in a mechanical bulkhead adorned with illuminated horizontal grilles.

100 West 37th Street. Rendering by Render.Bar

100 West 37th Street. Rendering by Render.bar

100 West 37th Street’s anticipated completion date is posted on site for 2026.

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19 Comments on "Excavation Underway for 68-Story Skyscraper at 100 West 37th Street in Midtown, Manhattan"

  1. Keep on demolishing architecturally important buildings and built glass towers….New York will lose it’s charm.

    • Cheesemaster200 | January 27, 2024 at 11:47 am | Reply

      The previous building was not architecturally important and was a perfect example of the vacant offices that everyone keeps opining about.

      It’s being replaced with 300 residential units, which is exactly what this city needs.

    • New York isn’t a museum. Tokyo is all modern. And it is the most vibrant city in the world. it is the people not the buildings that make a city

      • This is dumb. Buildings are a huge factor. Why do you think places like Paris ,Prague, Venice, London, etc are the most visited cities in the world?
        The vast majority of Tokyo away from the ‘pretty lights’ that anime nerds love are dull mid=rises that have no charm at all. City is totally overrated. If it didn’t have a bunch of neon and “japanese culture’ it wouldn’t be a big deal at all.

  2. OK, but instead,why not put the resources into converting some of the many nearly empty office buildings in that neighborhood!? There is so much space that will never be used again as it was originally intended…that needs to be dealt with first, IMHO.

    • Not every office building is suitable to be converted into housing, whether market-rate or affordable, and not every office building is zoned for conversion

  3. Wow they are really moving fast with this!

  4. I’ll just reiterate how inaccurate that rendering is. Based on the way they are depicting the side of the Broadway building would make the new tower like 25 feet wide. We know that’s not the case. But we also know that setbacks and exposure plane rules will force the 37 St elevation back off the lot line leaving a portion of the older Broadway building exposed, just not as much as is shown in the rendering. Why they chose to depict it that way I have no idea.

  5. Be honest. Do you really prefer this gigantic glass nightmare to the wonderful colummned building next to it? And the answer is Not: Why not both?

    Our REBNY mayor and governor want the entire city to look like this. Maybe they should move to Singapore or Dubai.

  6. I’ll take the modern tall glass towers.If the building there was historical it wouldn’t have been torn down. It’s 2024 stop being so sensitive.

  7. Ronald Edelstein | January 28, 2024 at 9:27 am | Reply

    I welcome all new housing over old, obsolete, unremarkable, class c office buildings to go the way of the wrecking ball and replaced with a new building like this. Great move for the hood and the city!

  8. David : Sent From Heaven. | January 28, 2024 at 9:42 am | Reply

    Now transforming the cityscape into a work of progress by excavation, new beauty of the iconic skyscraper to glistening: Thanks to Michael Young.

  9. Hideous and boring. The old building was gorgeous and actually complemented its neighbor.

  10. Looks nice enough.

  11. I personally don’t like the majority of modern tall-building architecture, or honestly a lot of modern architecture generally—I like Robert A. M. Stern’s residential towers though (along with, for instance, McKim, Mead, & White, which is more my period), so make of that what you will—but people are being silly in the comments here.

    There was absolutely not a “historic” building on this site before; go back to the Google street view from Aug. 2013—at least 10 months before it was demolished, as May ‘14 also shows the building still standing—and you can see it’s a utilitarian one-story building with a strip of businesses: a barber shop, a shoe-and-zipper-repair place (which had already moved elsewhere based on the sign on the closed roll-down gate on the front), and a candy/newsstand type place. Nothing unique or precious about that building.

    Now would I prefer to have a disciple of Stern, or someone else interested in erecting buildings that are beautiful as well as functional, design the replacement? Of course I would; I have my preferences like anyone else. But this was an empty lot for 10 friggin’ years, and I’m glad it will now be hundreds of dwellings for New Yorkers instead.

  12. Love it. This is a hideous area otherwise, and this is a beautiful, modern step in the right direction.

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