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TF Cornerstone to build NYC’s largest apartment building

November 12, 2013 09:02AM

From left: Thomas and Fred Elghanayan and a rendering of 606 West 57th Street

From left: Thomas and Fred Elghanayan and a rendering of 606 West 57th Street

A West 57th Street project by developer TF Cornerstone will be New York City’s largest apartment building when completed, with 1,189 units, according to city records.

The environmental impact statement for the 40-story tower, at 606 West 57th Street between 11th and 12th avenues, proposes two scenarios, according to a report from New York YIMBY. The first calls for 1,189 residential units and 42,000 square feet of retail; the second cuts the number of units to 848 but calls for a 285-room hotel and over 60,000 square feet of retail space.

To be sure, many residential complexes in the city, such as the massive Stuyvesant Town- Peter Cooper Village, have more apartment units, but the TF Cornerstone project would have the most units in a single building, according to New York YIMBY.

The tower – designed as multiple cantilevering boxes — is slated to be completed in 2017, according to New York YIMBY, but the current proposals still have to pass the muster of the ULURP process. [NY YIMBY]Hiten Samtani

  • WestHarlemResident

    it’s not going to be the largest building. 3333 Broadway in West Harlem will still be larger with 1200 units.

    • HitenSamtani

      Hey WHR, NY Yimby specified that projects such as 3333 Bway are multiple buildings. 606 W 57th has the most apt. units in a single building.

    • GueldaTRD

      Actually, 3333 Broadway is five buildings. A nominal distinction, but that’s what the article is referring to.

  • Proper

    i see westharlem’s point 3333 does feel alot like one building (plus one shared lobby).

  • I-Rock

    just because the impact statement studied 1,189 unit does not necessarily mean they will build that many. 1,189 is the “reasonable worst case scenario”

  • Rick

    Let’s hope they re-think the design…UGLY.

  • http://michaelthackerrealtor.com/ Michael Thacker – Realtor

    That is a LOT of units in one building!!

  • darklight_413

    What is happening with architecture in the city? This is one of the ugliest designs ever. And, what’s with the developer’s logo all over the side? I really hope this is never built. It cheapens the city’s skyline. Can we do something besides big, ugly glass blocks?

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