The latest addition to the Manhattan skyscraper-scape is a 65 story condominium at 45 Broad Street. The tower, designed by New York’s CetraRuddy, will have 300,000 square feet of floor area.Rendering of the tower in situ (Courtesy CityRealty)
The Real Deal reports that the buyers purchased the parcel for $86 million. It’s not yet known how tall the building will be, but it could reach up to 900 feet.
CetraRuddy is well-practiced in the art of the tall, skinny skyscraper. The firm’s projects include the cellular, 625 foot tower at 242 West 53rd Street, announced March of this year, as well as 107 West 57th Street, completed last year. That building rises 51 stories (688 feet) on a comparatively small 43 by 100 foot lot.
Moed de Armas & Shannon Architects (New York) designed a mixed-use, 62 story tower (pictured below) for the site in 2006. The 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers, however, crushed those plans. The site has sat vacant ever since.
Construction on the new 45 Broad Street is expected to be complete by 2019.What could have been but never was (Courtesy Moed de Armas & Shannon)