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From Pit to Park Hyatt on 57th Street

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Following up on a Curbed commenter's remark that Extell's big pit across the street from Carnegie Hall (above) would sprout a Park Hyatt hotel, the Post's Steve Cuozzo did some more digging/Googling and came across the website of Aegis Security Design, which is consulting on the 151-161 West 57th Street project. Aegis has since removed its description of Extell's long-rumored 50-story condo/hotel, but its lives on temporarily in the Google cache. Let's preserve it:

This new project located 157 W57th St is a new LEED Certified 1000 foot high building (+/- 60 to 80 stories) mixed use facility consisting of a retail and hotel base (5-star Park Hyatt) with a residential building (luxury condominiums) on top at 157 West 57th street.. The new building will consist of approximately 882,141 square feet (356,467 sq ft. hotel, parking and retail and 525,675 sq ft of residential building). The program is comprised of Condominium, Hotel, Retail, and below grade space for parking and storage. Hotel to have spa, pool area, ballroom, meeting rooms and 1-2 levels of below grade parking. The entrance lobby may contain an atriumThat's certainly taller than 50 stories! Cuozzo adds, "Sources said Extell is conferring with city agencies - possibly for zoning variances related to air rights purchases, and for landmarks-related approvals. The site is next door to two designated landmarks: the former CAMI Hall at 163-165 W. 57th St. and Alwyn Court on West 58th." Feeling nostalgic? The SkyscraperPage Forums has some fun destructoporn photos from when the site was cleared a while back. Onward and upward! (Atrium or not.)
· Luxury Hotel ot Rise on 57th St. [NYP]
· How Do You Get To Extell's Pit? Practice, Practice, Practice! [Curbed]

157 West 57th St.

157 West 57th Street, New York, New York 10019