Renderings Revealed for Upper East Side’s First Supertall at Former Subway Inn Site

Posted On Tue, February 23, 2016 By

Posted On Tue, February 23, 2016 By In Architecture, New Developments, Upper East Side

In October, 6sqft reported that a 1,000+ foot condo tower could rise on the former site of beloved dive bar the Subway Inn (which, after 77 years, had to relocate to a site around the corner in August 2014). The news came nearly two years after the World Wide Group bought a six-parcel assemblage on 60th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues. Then, this past summer, World Wide enlisted Cushman & Wakefield to sell the property, “using renderings of a glassy supertall tower and talk of nearby Billionaires Row to sweeten the deal.” Kuafu Properties bought the 19,685-square-foot plot for $300 million in the fall, and now Yimby has uncovered renderings of a glassy, slender tower proposed for the site.

151 East 60th Street, Kohn Pedersen Fox, Subway Inn, NYC supertalls, Kuafu Properties, Upper East Side development

151 East 60th Street, Kohn Pedersen Fox, Subway Inn, NYC supertalls, Kuafu Properties, Upper East Side development

The renderings show a tower with a stepped crown and a larger retail base that appears to have a terrace above. Kohn Pederson Fox submitted the design to a competition, so it’s not a done deal, especially considering the current buildings have yet to be demolished. But if the tower is to rise as tall as expected, it will be the Upper East Side‘s first supertall, rivaling those just a few avenues to the west along Billionaires’ Row.

Find future listings for 151 East 60th Street at CityRealty.

[Via NY Yimby]

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