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Ultra-luxury skyscrapers in New York to receive a new addition

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Called Billionaires’ Row, this cluster of skyscrapers in New York is already home to the world’s tallest, and most slender high-rises.

Architecture firm Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) recently released a render visual for the latest addition, called 41-47 West 57th Street, to a row of supertall skyscrapers in New York.

The building will be a part of a cluster of ultra-luxury residential skyscrapers in New York located towards the South end of Central Park, popularly known as Billionaires’ Row.

As a mixed use skyscraper, preliminary designs propose 41-47 West 57th Street to be 1,100 feet high, with sweeping views of Central Park. The wedge-shaped building will have 63 storeys in total according to early plans, with 119 residential units, a 158-room hotel, and commercial space stretching to about 10,200 square feet.

DEVELOPER SEDESCO IS LOOKING TO EXTEND FLOOR SPACE FOR 41 - 47 WEST 57TH STREET

The developer for 41-47 West 57th Street, Sedesco, is looking to extend the site’s floor space. Sedesco has reportedly asked for authorisation for over 52,000 additional square footage from zoning authorities. Current zoning allows for a building of 385,700 square feet on the site.

In return, the company has committed to making improvements to the F train subway station on 57th Street under New York's Zoning for Accessibility program. The program allows private developers to access incentives for properties located near stations by offering construction improvements.

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41 - 47 WEST 57TH STREET WILL JOIN A NUMBER OF ALLURING SKYSCRAPERS IN NEW YORK

57th Street, where the new high-rise is to be located, is a prime location for skyscrapers in New York, and is popular among billionaire home buyers. It is home to  two of the most popular skyscrapers in New York and the world – Central Park Tower, the tallest residential high-rise in the world, and Steinway Tower (111 West 57th Street), the world’s most slender skyscraper.

These two high-rises are joined by six other ultra-luxury skyscrapers to form what is known as New York’s Billionaires' Row. Three of the skyscrapers from this cluster can be found on 57th Street. A hub for skyscrapers in New York, 57th Street was the most expensive street in the city in 2019, with properties registering an average sale price of USD 9.8 million.

The location is also known for the most expensive home to have ever been sold in the US. In January 2019, billionaire hedge fund manager and CEO of Citadel Ken Griffin spent USD 238 million on a penthouse at 220 Central Park South, making it the most expensive home sale to have ever taken place in the US.

Photo credit: www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/skyscraper-new-york, www.theb1m.com/video/the-rise-of-new-york-s-super-skinny-towers

 

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