Construction is nearing topping out on 125 West 57th Street, a 26-story commercial building on Billionaires’ Row in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by FXCollaborative and developed by Alchemy-ABR Investment Partners and Cain International, the 440-foot-tall structure will span 260,000 square feet and yield 185,000 square feet of Class A office space, 7,000 square feet of retail space, and a new home for the Calvary Baptist Church, which has operated on the site since 1883 and sold the property to the developers for $150 million in 2017. Leading Builders Group is the general contractor for the project, which is located on an interior lot between Sixth and Seventh Avenues between Christian de Portzamparc‘s One57 and SHoP Architects‘ 111 West 57th Street.
Work has proceeded swiftly in the month since our last update, when the only half of the main tower above the multi-story podium had been built. Only two floors remain, and YIMBY anticipates crews will reach the flat rectangular roof parapet before the end of winter. Meanwhile, the reflective glass curtain wall has begun to steadily enclose the main southern elevation to the east of the tower crane.
It was last reported that office floor plates will span roughly 10,000 square feet with ceiling heights reaching over 14 feet. This will allow for expansive views of Central Park to the north on the upper half of the building. Amenities will include a lounge, a meeting space, a board room, and over 4,000 square feet of outdoor terraces. Construction is expected to cost around $350 million and offices will start 180 feet above street level. JLL will be in charge of leasing and marketing, which will launch in the first half of this year.
The below interior rendering depicts the northern view looking above the rooftops of Central Park South.
125 West 57th Street’s completion date is scheduled for June 2025, as noted on site.