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Revealed: Nordstrom’s massive new flagship store in Columbus Circle

Development will span four properties, including Extell’s Central Park Tower

February 12, 2016 05:45PM


Renderings of the Nordstrom store in Columbus Circle (Credit: Nordstrom via New York YIMBY)

Retailer Nordstrom’s massive Manhattan flagship store in Columbus Circle is taking shape, with recently released renderings showing it will total 363,000 square feet and span four properties along Broadway between West 57th and West 58th streets, including at the base of Extell Development’s Central Park Tower.

At the 1,500-foot-tall tower at 225 West 57th Street, the retailer will have around 292,000 square feet across seven stories, two of them below grade. At 5 Columbus Circle, Nordstrom has 8,000 square feet of street of street-level retail space and about 20,000 square feet over four floors at 1776 Broadway.

The interiors of those three properties will be connected, but the fourth, a 43,000-square-foot, three-floor menswear store at SL Green Realty and the Moinian Group’s 3 Columbus Circle, will not.

The store is slated to open in 2019.

James Carpenter Design Associates designed the undulating glass facade for the seven stories at the base of Gary Barnett’s planned residential tower, which was formerly known as the Nordstrom Tower, and has a projected sellout of $4.4 billion. It would be the tallest apartment building in the Western Hemisphere upon its expected completion in 2018. [NY YIMBY and Curbed]Dusica Sue Malesevic