Renderings of planned super tower unveiled

But according to some, it is likely that the renderings are outdated

TRD New York /
May.May 18, 2014 12:00 PM

 Renderings of a tower that could be coming to the site of a former Mercedes-Benz dealership on West 41st Street have turned up and they are, if anything, extremely ambitious.

Silverstein Properties is developing the massive residential tower at 514 Eleventh Avenue, which wants to bring a massive 1,100 foot “high-rise luxury, mixed-use development” to the site.

But neighbors have already begun to complain about the height of the tower, and a letter has been drafted to the Department of Planning requesting the developer scale it down, according to Gothamist.

However, renderings aside, it remains unclear exactly what shape the development will take. Initially, Silverstein said it was planning a single tower, but the recent renderings from Oppenheim Architecture + Design depict a set of towers — connected by a pyramid-esque walkway.

According to New York Yimby, these ambitious renderings are likely outdated, and a single tower is more likely to rise at the site. [Gothamist]Christopher Cameron

Related Articles

From left: the Ritz-Carlton, 32 East 1st Street, 560 West 24th Street, 301 East 80th Street and 32 West 85th Street

Five priciest homes new to market include 1897 townhouse

Ed Gilligan and 3 East 94th Street (Credit: Getty Images, Compass)

Don’t leave home without $21M: Amex exec’s widow sells townhouse

Larry Silverstein (Credit: Getty Images, iStock)

Silverstein’s lending biz could get a boost from the weak luxury condo market

From left: Jed Wilder, Bess Freedman, Richard Grossman, Josh Sarnell and Adam Mahfouda (Credit: Emily Assiran) 

Agents to StreetEasy: The fee is too damn high

40 East 72nd Street (Credit: Google Maps)

Nightmare on E. 72nd Street raises question: Are small condos risky?

Jed Garfield of Leslie J. Garfield; Richard Grossman, president of Halstead Real Estate; Sarah Saltzberg, principal broker and CEO of Bohemia Realty Group; Douglas Elliman’s Howard Lorber

NYC brokers slam bias, promise action after Newsday exposé

The bombshell probe also found that minorities had to meet more stringent financial qualifications than white buyers. (Credit: iStock)

LI agents routinely discriminate against minority buyers, undercover probe finds

Zillow CEO Rich Barton (Credit: iStock)

Zillow and Opendoor aren’t making much on home-flipping