The former Mayflower Hotel site will bloom with at least 250 luxury apartments and four levels of stores by 2007, bringing life to the barren block and ridding the Upper West Side of a long-standing scar on the urban fabric.
Local residents have wondered for years what might one day fill the empty lot between Trump International Hotel and Tower and the Century and 30 Lincoln Plaza apartment towers.
Since they bought the trapezoidal-shaped block bounded by Central Park West, Broadway and West 61st and 62nd streets last summer for $401 million, the new owners — managing partners Arthur and Lie Zeckendorf, Goldman Sachs’ Whitehall Fund and a company controlled by Eyal Ofer — have gone to work with a vengeance, razing the Mayflower and excavating the vacant western side of the lot.
Expect between 250-280 apartments — probably condos — and 88,000 square feet of stores on four levels along the entire Broadway blockfront, all for occupancy in late 2007.
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Pictures of 15 Central Park West
The view of Mayflower Hotel site from Top of the Rock – observation deck atop GE building in Rockefeller Center.
The demolition of Mayflower Hotel, with Park Laurel. 16 April 2005.
Mayflower site. 10 March 2005. The view from One Central Park.