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Kaboom! Final Demolition Underway for SOM's 12 West 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan



sketch of 12 West 57th Street


Exciting Demolition Underway: Making Way for an Iconic Residential Skyscraper on Billionaires' Row!

Prepare to be amazed as the last two buildings at 12 West 57th Street, a remarkable residential skyscraper in the heart of Midtown, Manhattan, are currently undergoing a spectacular demolition process. Rising to a staggering height of 672 feet, this architectural marvel, crafted by the renowned Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and developed by the esteemed Solow Management Corp., is set to dominate the prestigious Billionaires' Row. Nestled between the coveted Fifth and Sixth Avenues, and the prestigious West 56th and 57th Streets, it will command an unrivaled position.

In recent weeks, the remaining structures on the western side of the property have been enveloped in a captivating display of scaffolding and mysterious black netting. While the interior gutting has been progressing steadily over the past year, the time has come for the mid-rise buildings to be gracefully brought down to street level. Our sources at YIMBY assure us that this mesmerizing process will be completed before the end of summer, leaving us in awe of the sheer determination behind this architectural feat.

Although not reaching the towering heights of some of the supertall residential towers that grace Billionaires' Row, this awe-inspiring skyscraper will still make a significant impact on the skyline. It will effortlessly add to the growing density along this legendary corridor and offer breathtaking views from Central Park. Standing at a height equivalent to the nearby 9 West 57th Street, famously owned by Sheldon Solow, this modern masterpiece will share a similar allure with its black-tinted glass curtain wall, elegantly adorning its exterior. Be part of this extraordinary journey as Midtown Manhattan embraces a new landmark. Witness the rise of a residential paradise that harmonizes elegance, innovation, and grandeur. Stay tuned for further updates on this captivating transformation that will shape the skyline of tomorrow.




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