125 West 57th Street Approaches Final Floors in Midtown, Manhattan 

125 West 57th Street. Rendering courtesy of Neoscape.

Construction is nearing topping out on 125 West 57th Street, a 26-story commercial building on Billionaires’ Row in MidtownManhattan. 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 Architects111 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.

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

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

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

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. Rendering courtesy of Neoscape.

125 West 57th Street’s completion date is scheduled for June 2025, as noted on site.

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17 Comments on "125 West 57th Street Approaches Final Floors in Midtown, Manhattan "

  1. Best part of the whole project is the church got $150 million.
    The rest is based on selling overpriced condos which will be sold and mostly left empty. lol

    • It’s an office development, not condos. Read the article again

      • Even better, will be even emptier than the condos!

        • Stanley, you really need to read before you jump to false assumptions. New, Class A office space is doing extremely well. It is older, Class B & C office space that is emptying out and probably will be converted to housing.

          • SteveO, hopefully Stanley is smart and wise enough to understand your explanation

          • that will only be the case until there’s an excess of it

            The rate of office occupancy in general is never going back to the pre Covid days

        • Stanley, for someone who just changed his opinion on the Class A office space at Manhattan West a few articles ago, and now reverts back to hating on them again with this office project, that’s so ignorant of you to say and do 😒 Let’s see what you have to say if you’re mature enough to write a decent response back…

          Still haven’t forgotten you ridiculous comments about 450 11th Avenue and tricking people to think it’s dormant.

        • Stanley, larger office towers like One Vanderbilt and One World Trade Center are more than 90 percent occupied, but I guess you chose to ignore that

    • Lawrence Donohue | February 10, 2024 at 3:57 pm | Reply

      Offices, not condo’s!

  2. Another glass mirror that can only reflect architecture rather than contributing to it.

  3. YAWN! 😴

  4. David of Flushing | February 10, 2024 at 6:52 pm | Reply

    The bottom is quite interesting. The top is not.

  5. I believe the church got a lot more than $150 million. In value. iIf you include the new space that’s being built for them.

  6. David : Sent From Heaven. | February 11, 2024 at 6:57 am | Reply

    Did you know that skyscrapers have different heights? And the teardrop shape is very interesting: Thanks to Michael Young.

  7. The person who wrote The rate of office occupancy in general is never going back to the pre Covid days. You should be careful in saying Never. Things have a way of coming back!

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