Extell reveals renderings of new Central Park West condo tower
Rendering of 36 West 66th Street via Extell (L); Approved zoning diagram via NYC DOB (R)
Though Extell is best known for sky-high mega-developments like One57, the Central Park Tower, and One Manhattan Square, they’ve also been taking on some slightly smaller residential projects, gobbling up swaths of real estate in the upper Midtown area. Their latest venture is a partnership with Megalith Capital Management to build a new condo tower near Central Park West. Located at 36 West 66th Street, the 292-foot, mid-block building will replace three small office buildings and the synagogue of Congregation Habonim. The latter will be incorporated into the new design, for which CityRealty has uncovered the first rendering and updated details.
Back in 2014, Megalith spent $85 million on the three office buildings, and the following year, Extell paid $45 million for the adjacent lot that housed the synagogue. Though rumors initially said the tower could rise 80 stories, approved Department of Building permits show that it will top out at 25 stories, meaning its 160 condominiums will not get much in the way of Central Park views.
The rendering shows a pretty standard glass tower set back from a two-story base that will have space for a new synagogue and ground-floor retail. Amenities will include a pool and spa and bike/tenant storage.
The buildings at 36-44 West 66th Street have now been fully demolished and site prep work is underway. Occupancy is expected for the second half of 2020; find future listings here.