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    All of the buildings for this project (with the exception of the small hotel on 58th) have been razed. Oddly, however, the DOB's website does not indicate what will rise here.

    I wonder if Extell will proceed with Frank Williams' tower.

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    I think people are taking a pause to see what the economy does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stache View Post
    I think people are taking a pause to see what the economy does.
    That might hold true with projects at earlier stages, such as The Drake or Extell's Hard Rock site, but this one seems too far along for Extell to simply not proceed. Also, since the dollar is so low, wealthy overseas buyers will still have great demand for these units.

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    Or ....

    Perhaps -- if things turn really dark and nasty -- some of these recently-cleared sites will become Parking Lots.

    No doubt NYers are starting to yearn for a few expanses of asphalt since so many have been lost to new development over recent years .

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    They paved paradise and put up a . . .

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    I wonder if Extell is trying to sell this site. Everything has been razed and they started excavation. However, work has since stopped, and nothing is occurring at this site.

    I honestly wonder if Barnett overstretched himself. Nothing is occurring at the Hardrock site, nor at the West 45th hotel site. Is anything happening at the Diamond Tower at the moment?

    Extell has sold a few sites recently (e.g., the one between 2d and 1St Aves. and the Moondance Diner site). Can 157 West 57th St. be the next to go?

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    The site would make a great parking lot. Or extension of the mid-block walkways between 6th & 7th Avenues that run from 51st Street to 57th Street. But I doubt Extell has lost interest. They started assembling this site a decade ago. A 2-month catch-your-breath pause after demo is nothing.

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    from today's nypost:
    "Meanwhile, Extell is pressing ahead on two Midtown hotel schemes. The larger one is 151-161 W. 57th Street, a vast assemblage across from Carnegie Hall stretching to West 58th Street.
    Demolition is complete and Barnett said excavation will start in a few months for a tower of "at least 50 stories, probably one-third hotel and high-end condos on top of it."

    He said he's in advanced talks with a "5-star" hotel operator not currently in New York. He wouldn't divulge the name, but Extell is believed to have talked with Singapore-based Amanresorts, Milan-based Armani Group and Bulgari Hotel Co., a joint venture of Bulgari and Marriott International. Extell has also filed plans with the Buildings Dept. for a 55-story hotel/condo tower at 135 W. 45th St., next door to the funky QT Hotel."

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/12042007...igh_677413.htm
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    I would not be surprised if Gershon Barnett has run out of funds and is trying to sell some assets since nothing is happening here or at the old Hard Rock site.

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    From Real Deal (http://ny.therealdeal.com/articles/m...s-remain-stuck)
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    "Several big Midtown projects have yet to get going, as big undeveloped sites sit awaiting construction. Macklowe Properties demolished the old Drake Hotel at Park Avenue and 56th Street two years ago, but hasn't started building 440 Park Avenue yet. Extell still hasn't filed plans for its West 57th and 58th Street project, which was supposed to be a 50-story hotel-condo. Starwood Capital cleared a low-rise fur shop between the Economist building and the Buckingham Hotel; plans for a Crillon hotel haven't been realized. The Tribeach development site on Eighth Avenue's west side between 46th and 47th streets could be sold."

    So it looks like nothing is happening soon at the site across from Carnegie Hall. This is one expensive dirt lot. Wondering if it will really be only 50 stories once it does go up....folks at Carnegie Hall Towers and Metropolitan Tower will be bumming if it goes taller.

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    I hope CdeP will still be the architect of these towers. I would kill to see renderings of them.
    The second tower seems to be the Hard Rock cafe site at 217-223 West 57th Street.


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    I agree with you!

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    Nothing is showing up on the www.ExtellDev.com website, but in this week's Sunday NY TImes Key Magazine (Fall 2008) the opening SIX pages are ads for Extell, and the final TWO Pages show a panaramic vista looking norht over Central Park with the words:
    IN 2009, EXTELL WILL UNVEIL ITS FLAGSHIP HOTEL AND RESIDENTIAL TOWER ON 57TH STREET
    THAT WILL FOREVER TRANSFORM THE SKYLINE OF MANHATTAN. UNTIL THEN, OUR LIPS ARE SEALED.

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    Thanks for the update, Lofter.

    I saw the Extell ad in the Sunday Times' quarterly real estate magazine but missed that portion about the 2009 unveiling.

    It would not totally surprise me if Extell did proceed with a project now. He seems to have an unusual ability to get funding. For example, who on earth would fund a speculative office building on 47th Street, and yet the Diamond Tower is rising. Also, as far as I know, his hotel on 46th Street and 366 10th Avenue are going forward.

    By the way, I saw something on Portzamparc's website about a hotel/condo in NYC. (There were no pictures though.)

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    THAT WILL FOREVER TRANSFORM THE SKYLINE OF MANHATTAN.
    I don't know about you guys but this part of the quote is getting me excited. I'm gettin' the handcream now...

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