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

100 West 37th Street. Rendering by Render.Bar

Excavation is progressing 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. The property is alternately addressed as 989-993 Sixth Avenue and located at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and West 37th Street.

Crews have descended below street level since our last update in late January, when excavation had just begun. Recent photographs show the greatest amount of progress at the western corner of the lot, where the tops of several steel pilings can be seen protruding from the exposed dirt and rock. Multiple excavators are in use with a dirt ramp leading up to the sidewalks along West 37th Street. YIMBY expects the new reinforced concrete foundations to start taking shape sometime this summer.

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

The exterior 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 largely uninterrupted with only a handful of shallow setbacks with private terraces. The eastern elevation features a subtly curved surface enclosed in a uniform glass curtain wall, while the other sides are flat. Stacks of curved balconies line the northeast, southeast, and southwest corners of the upper stories, and the building culminates in a mechanical bulkhead adorned with illuminated horizontal grilles.

100 West 37th Street. Rendering by Render.Bar

The below rendering is a nighttime aerial perspective looking south with the crown lit up.

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

  1. Cheesemaster200 | June 2, 2024 at 10:06 am | Reply

    This building is going to block my views of 262 5th Avenue when looking south down Broadway between 39th and 40th Street.

    What is this city coming to where we don’t protect sightlines?

    • We get accustomed to sightlines and familiar views. And its unsettling when its altered, or blocked completely. But if preserving sightlines was to be THE major criteria for tall buildings in Manhattan, its skyline would still look like the 1920s.

  2. David : Sent From Heaven. | June 2, 2024 at 10:14 am | Reply

    The flat side is opposite the front of the skyscraper, with lighting crown there is a hidden excitement: Thanks to Michael Young.

  3. Don’t know if you are serious, but I think the real question is, when did people become so entitled to believe that the city has a responsibility to protect their sightlines?

    • First, the constitutionality of zoning ordinances was affirmed as an inherent right of w/in the government’s “police powers,” such that zoning is not deemed a “taking of private property w/o just compensation” under the Federal Constitution’s Fifth Amendment. This issue arose because of the 1916 opening of the Equitable Bldg at 120 Bdway, where the 40 stories went straight up from the sidewalk building lines, which in turn blocked “light and air (before a/c). As a result of the holding, the City of NY’s first skyscraper “set back” zoning ordinance became enforceable.
      Second, although there is no general “right” that a “person” has to maintain a “sightline,” such rights are the grounds for many lawsuits between neighboring homeowners, especially those bordering rivers; e.g., Long Island Sound. As for the “public’s right” to maintain sightlines, they are recognized in some instances as a legitimate exercise of the government’s right to impose zoning restrictions where justified.
      Third, as for the initial comment, I too regret the loss of sight lines, especially of the Empire State Bldg. I guess it’s because I’m 75 y/o, retired, and now live out West in the middle of nowhere in Phoenix, AZ, and only go back to the City every other month.

      • Oy, Roy..you ‘only’ come back to the city “every other month”, poor baby, and have you ever written a post here, where you don’t remind us that you’re 75 ?

  4. We never protected sightlines

  5. There goes the neigborhood!

  6. I have toured 2 new recent buildings apartments recently and each will have another new building going up across the street…which will block the sight-lines. It may only be new buildings right on the edges of Manhattan where there is no space left before the water of The Hudson; which will guarantee tenants/buyers will have clear views of either Brooklyn or New Jersey.

  7. Hope they come up with a better crown

  8. The HIGHER you go the better
    the chances of retaining your sightlines!

    Years ago, while living in Mid-Wilshire in LA,i would go up to the rooftop pool and patio to get an UNOBSTRUCTED 360 degree VIEW!

    It was incredible, especially at night! 🤗

  9. Patrick Valentino | June 3, 2024 at 11:20 am | Reply

    For the folks who mentioned their views are going to be blocked, sightlines are not protected. If your view is getting blocked you likely live in a building that in the past blocked someone else’s view.

  10. Aside from buildings blocking one’s view, I don’t get this building. It somehow looks unfinished in the renderings of the completed tower. I’m rather bored with this one already.

  11. miguel de la 0 | June 3, 2024 at 10:04 pm | Reply

    30 years ago I looked north up 6th avenue from 42 St. There was one low rise block – 1,2,3 story buildings – between 43 and 44 (approximately)which of course was being assembled for the last “empty” space on 6th Avenue. But turning around was a different story. South down 6th ave was a dreary, grey 3-20 story landscape – the garment center.
    So this is the beginning. 30 years to fill from the 37th street tower to 42nd st?????

  12. What happens when someone pays top dollar for a waterfront view but in a year or two a new building goes up and obscures it. The apartment instantly loses a lot of value. Has anything like this ever been litigated?

  13. The last rendering shows they can render the building where it actually will be – so why do the other two renderings look completely fake and uncanny?

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