Hospital to take 65K sf at Durst’s Far West Side resi building

Top orthopedic facility will move into Frank 57 West

<em>From left: Hospital of Special Surgery and Frank 57 West</em>
From left: Hospital of Special Surgery and Frank 57 West

The Hospital for Special Surgery is planning to move into the Durst Organization’s newest rental building on the Far West Side.

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The hospital is taking 65,000 square feet at Frank 57 West, one of Durst’s three residential buildings on a block bounded by West 57th and 58th streets and 11th and 12th avenues, the New York Post reported. The 68-unit building, named for Helena Durst’s son, also has retail and community space. The hospital, which has a main location at East 70th Street, will function as an outpatient clinic at the Durst building.

Durst purchased a 99-year lease on the land — sometimes referred to as a “superblock” — in 1999, and eventually secured a rezoning that paved the way for residential construction. The Helena’s 568 apartments opened in 2006. The Bjarke Ingels’-designed tetrahedron, Via 57,  has 709 units and opened last year. Greek/Mediterranean restaurant Ousia just opened a 7,000-square-foot outpost in Via, and a 30,000-square-foot, eight-screen Landmarks Theatre is expected to open soon. [NYP]Kathryn Brenzel