Gary Barnett, the developer behind the 1,005-foot-tall One57, is planning an even more towering tower down the road at 225 West 57th Street, according to building permits filed last week. The new mixed-use project would measure 1,550 feet tall, beating out 1,397-foot-tall condo 432 Park Ave. for the city’s highest-flying building.
The residential tower will soar 88 stories and have over 1.2 million square feet (comparable to the 50-percent-shorter One57 and the Chrysler Building), which translates to very high ceilings and a wider build than the spindly 432 Park Ave. A Nordstrom store will occupy about 280,000 square feet on the first five floors, and the seventh through 12th levels will contain a hotel. Floors 15 through 84 will be 223 apartments, almost twice as many units as in One57. The 14th floor will contain a residential lounge, and the highest occupiable floor, the 85th, will be a “residential accessory lounge open to sky,” according to construction documents.
Regarding project financing, Barnett told the New York Observer, “I don’t want to confirm anything except for say we’ve filed permits.”
Extell Development hosted a competition for the project’s design, and the winner is rumored to be Herzog & de Meuron, the architects behind the cantilever-crazy 56 Leonard in Tribeca, the Observer reported.