Extell’s second ultra-luxury development along 57th Street, 225 West 57, also known as the Nordstrom Tower, will rise just one Avenue due West of One57, which was also developed by Extell. At a potential height of 1,550 feet, the building will tower over both, its sister building, One57, and its soon-to-be-neighbor to the north, 220 Central Park South, by at least 500 feet.
Not much is known about the residential element of the building, perhaps, because Extell is keen on selling out One57 before launching sales or still ironing out the details. Preliminary filings indicate that the building will have 233 units over 88 stories. There have been reports of a hotel component on the lower floors, in addition to Nordstrom's first New York flagship, that will be opening at the base of the building. Adrian Smith, the architect of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Kalhifa, is involved in designing the project through his eponymous firm Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Associates, so we are very excited to see the ultimate design for the building. While this development has long been on the drawing board, Extell held up development of the building for years, as it was creating One57 and ironing out some major issues with its neighbor to the north, 220 Central Park South. 220 CPS sits right across the street between 58th and Central Park South. If built as originally planned, the buildings would have been blocking each other’s views.
The dueling developers, after fighting it out for seven years, came to an agreement that each would move their building in opposite directions, so as to maximize views from each. Accordingly, Vornado moved its building 220 CPS to the West, while Extell moved its building to the East. In order to do this effectively and to maximize Central Park views, 225 West 57th St. will cantilever Eastward over the Art Student’s League, a four-story landmarked building. It remains to be seen just how much interplay there will be between the buildings, however, since 225 West 57th Street is far taller than 220 Central Park South by at least 500 feet, the upper floors will boast 360 degree views with no interplay with 220 CPS. Exclusively marketed by: Extell
Expected Occupancy: 2018 To learn more about each of the Ultra-Luxury 7 buildings developing along the 57th Street corridor, click on the links below:
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- 520 Park Avenue
- 432 Park Avenue
- Tower Verre (aka MoMa Tower)
- 111 W 57th St.
- 157 W 57th St. (aka One57)
- 225 W 57th St
- 220 Central Park South