Although new interior renderings that surfaced last week indicated that Handel Architects may be the favorite in the race to design Witkoff's 1 Park Lane (aka 36 Central Park South), now NY YIMBY has revealed some new exterior renderings from 56 Leonard-designers Herzog & de Meuron, which seem to put them back at the top of the pack. Pelli Clarke Pelli is also apparently in the mix.
1 Park Lane is being developed on the site of the 44-year-old Helmsley Park Hotel, which preservationists tried and failed (so far) to save, and will incorporate a portion of that building in the lower floors in order to retain its air rights. Herzog & de Meuron's plan is around 1,000 feet, NY YIMBY reports, while Handel's would be 1,210. The developers have attached a 2020 completion date to the project, so they've got some time to make a choice, assuming they haven't already.