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Final demolition underway for by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill buildings in Midtown Manhattan
Demolition is underway on the final two buildings at 12 West 57th Street, the site of a 672-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, according to various media outlets. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and developed by Solow Management Corp., the tower will rise along Billionaires’ Row between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and West 56th and 57th Streets.
Interior gutting had been progressing over the past year, but it appears that the mid-rise buildings will now begin to be razed to street level. The tower is planned to rise to only half the height of some of its residential neighbors lining Billionaires’ Row.
A completion date for 12 West 57th Street is unknown at this time.