clock menu more-arrow no yes

Mapping the Many Extell Projects on the Rise in Manhattan

View as Map

Not only is Gary Barnett's Extell Development Company among the most prolific developers of residential real estate in New York City, many of its projects—from the cantilevering-over-a-historic-building 217 West 57th Street, to the cantilevering-over-a-church 1010 Park Avenue, to the not-cantilevering-over-anything-but-still-discussed-ad-nauseum One57—are fraught with controversy. Extell has so many irons in the fire, and so many of those irons are actually interesting, that it can be near impossible to keep track of them all. And with that in mind, we've put together this handy map of every Extell development site in the borough of Manhattan. Are we missing any? Let us know in the comments section.

Read More

1. Carlton House

Copy Link
680 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Converting the Carlton House from a luxury hotel into condos cost a staggering $350 million. ("It is actually more expensive than if we tore the damn building down and built it again," Barnett said.) Units hit the market last year and the building is supposed to be ready for occupancy this summer.
Expected Completion: 2014

2. One57

Copy Link
157 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

Of course there's One57, the record-setting glass behemoth that is the face of the West 57th Street megatower revolution. It's had some problems with cranes and Michael Kimmelman called it "chintzily embellished, clad in acres of eye-shadow-blue glass offset by a pox of tinted panes, like age spots," but superrich foreigners love it.
Expected Completion: 2015

3. One Riverside Park

Copy Link
50 Riverside Boulevard
New York, NY 10069

The last of Extell's residential Riverside South developments, One Riverside Park units hit the market this month after some sales and marketing missteps, with the priciest apartment costing over $25 million.
Expected Completion: 2015

4. Unnamed East 14th Street Project

Copy Link
532 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10009

Extell is demolishing a row of low-rise storefronts on East 14th between Avenues A and B, and building in their place a a series of seven-story condo buildings with retail at the ground floor. The project is uncharacteristically reserved and is even sparing the one residential building on that stretch, with new buildings going up on either side of it.
Expected Completion: 2016

5. 537-547 10th Avenue

Copy Link
547 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10018

Extell paid St. Raphael's Church $16.46 million for development and air rights for their site at the corner of 10th Avenue and West 41st Street, where they plan to build a 600-unit, 40+-story rental building.
Expected Completion: 2016.

6. 217 West 57th Street

Copy Link
217 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

Extell's other 57th Street megatower, the even taller, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill-designed 217 West 57th Street, is set to reach 1,423 feet. It will also controversially cantilever over the neighboring American Fine Arts Society, an individual landmark, and has already been approved by the Landmarks Commission.
Expected Completion: 2018

7. 250 South Street

Copy Link
227 Cherry Street
New York, NY 10002

The Lower East Side site that currently holds a Pathmark was controversial before neighborhood residents even knew that Extell was behind its purchase. Rumors that the developers could be planning an as-of-right tower that would rise over 70 stories has done little to assuage locals' fear of losing affordable grocery options.
Expected Completion: n/a

8. 734 Broadway

Copy Link
734 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

Due to infighting between the previous owners of the buildings—three brothers who were willed the properties by their father—it took Gary Barnett nine years to purchased 734 and 736 Broadway for $11 million. Now that he has them, he has tapped architecture firm Beyer Blinder Belle to restore the five-story building and add a two-story glass penthouse.
Expected Completion: n/a

9. Park Avenue Christian Church

Copy Link
1010 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10028

The sale of the Park Avenue Christian Church Day School was engineered in secret by the church's pastor, and incited rage among the parents of students. The initial plans that Extell had drawn up for a 210-foot tower that would cantilever drastically over the church incited rage among the Landmarks Preservation Commission, so much, in fact, that they are now considering turning the surrounding area into a historic district.
Expected Completion: n/a

10. 143-151 East 49th Street

Copy Link
151 East 49th Street
New York, NY 10022

It's unclear what Extell plans to do with its three contiguous buildings on East 49th Street now that the Midtown East Rezoning is dead. The three parcels were originally part of a larger footprint that was identified as a good spot for an enormous hotel.

11. 1683 Third Avenue

Copy Link
1683 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10128

We haven't heard anything about it since, but last year Extell purchased 1683 Third Avenue and the air and development rights of neighboring 1681 Third Avenue, both four-story mixed-use row houses. They ordered 1683 to vacate by the end of 2013.

Loading comments...

1. Carlton House

680 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10065

Converting the Carlton House from a luxury hotel into condos cost a staggering $350 million. ("It is actually more expensive than if we tore the damn building down and built it again," Barnett said.) Units hit the market last year and the building is supposed to be ready for occupancy this summer.
Expected Completion: 2014

680 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10065

2. One57

157 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

Of course there's One57, the record-setting glass behemoth that is the face of the West 57th Street megatower revolution. It's had some problems with cranes and Michael Kimmelman called it "chintzily embellished, clad in acres of eye-shadow-blue glass offset by a pox of tinted panes, like age spots," but superrich foreigners love it.
Expected Completion: 2015

157 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

3. One Riverside Park

50 Riverside Boulevard, New York, NY 10069

The last of Extell's residential Riverside South developments, One Riverside Park units hit the market this month after some sales and marketing missteps, with the priciest apartment costing over $25 million.
Expected Completion: 2015

50 Riverside Boulevard
New York, NY 10069

4. Unnamed East 14th Street Project

532 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10009

Extell is demolishing a row of low-rise storefronts on East 14th between Avenues A and B, and building in their place a a series of seven-story condo buildings with retail at the ground floor. The project is uncharacteristically reserved and is even sparing the one residential building on that stretch, with new buildings going up on either side of it.
Expected Completion: 2016

532 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10009

5. 537-547 10th Avenue

547 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10018

Extell paid St. Raphael's Church $16.46 million for development and air rights for their site at the corner of 10th Avenue and West 41st Street, where they plan to build a 600-unit, 40+-story rental building.
Expected Completion: 2016.

547 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10018

6. 217 West 57th Street

217 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

Extell's other 57th Street megatower, the even taller, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill-designed 217 West 57th Street, is set to reach 1,423 feet. It will also controversially cantilever over the neighboring American Fine Arts Society, an individual landmark, and has already been approved by the Landmarks Commission.
Expected Completion: 2018

217 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

7. 250 South Street

227 Cherry Street, New York, NY 10002

The Lower East Side site that currently holds a Pathmark was controversial before neighborhood residents even knew that Extell was behind its purchase. Rumors that the developers could be planning an as-of-right tower that would rise over 70 stories has done little to assuage locals' fear of losing affordable grocery options.
Expected Completion: n/a

227 Cherry Street
New York, NY 10002

8. 734 Broadway

734 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

Due to infighting between the previous owners of the buildings—three brothers who were willed the properties by their father—it took Gary Barnett nine years to purchased 734 and 736 Broadway for $11 million. Now that he has them, he has tapped architecture firm Beyer Blinder Belle to restore the five-story building and add a two-story glass penthouse.
Expected Completion: n/a

734 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

9. Park Avenue Christian Church

1010 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10028

The sale of the Park Avenue Christian Church Day School was engineered in secret by the church's pastor, and incited rage among the parents of students. The initial plans that Extell had drawn up for a 210-foot tower that would cantilever drastically over the church incited rage among the Landmarks Preservation Commission, so much, in fact, that they are now considering turning the surrounding area into a historic district.
Expected Completion: n/a

1010 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10028

10. 143-151 East 49th Street

151 East 49th Street, New York, NY 10022

It's unclear what Extell plans to do with its three contiguous buildings on East 49th Street now that the Midtown East Rezoning is dead. The three parcels were originally part of a larger footprint that was identified as a good spot for an enormous hotel.

151 East 49th Street
New York, NY 10022

11. 1683 Third Avenue

1683 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10128

We haven't heard anything about it since, but last year Extell purchased 1683 Third Avenue and the air and development rights of neighboring 1681 Third Avenue, both four-story mixed-use row houses. They ordered 1683 to vacate by the end of 2013.

1683 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10128