Silver Towers

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Silver Towers
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From 44th Street
General information
Status Complete
Type Residential
Address 620 West 42nd Street
Coordinates 40°45′38.6″N 73°59′57.1″W / 40.760722°N 73.999194°W / 40.760722; -73.999194Coordinates: 40°45′38.6″N 73°59′57.1″W / 40.760722°N 73.999194°W / 40.760722; -73.999194
Height
Roof 199 m (653 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 57

The Silver Towers are twin residential buildings in the Hell's Kitchen Clinton neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The 60-story[1] buildings stand on the west side of Eleventh Avenue between 41st Street and 42nd Street near the Hudson River and contain 1,359 units.[2][3] The project includes a 75-foot pool, the largest in a New York City residential building, as well as a quarter-acre public park on the west side of the towers. The Silver Towers were completed in June 2009.[dated info]

Larry Silverstein, who developed the buildings, bought the block between 42nd and 41st Streets between 11th and 12th Avenues in 1984 for $20 million. At the time, the site was vacant and zoned for single story industrial use. The block was rezoned in 1989, and One River Place, a 41-story residential high-rise on the west end opened in 2000.[4] In 2000, Silverstein contemplated developing an office building on the east end of the block.[5] A few years later, the site was considered as the location for a 1,500-room hotel as part of the plans to expand the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.[6]

Costas Kondylis is the architect for the Silver Towers, who also designed One River Place. The original design called for a single large residential building (Two River Place) like its neighbor on the west end of the block. However, it was changed to two buildings to make the halls feel more intimate.[7]

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Notes
  1. ^ http://www.aviewoncities.com/buildings/nyc/silvertowers.htm
  2. ^ Bagli, Charles V. (2007-02-04). "Developers Set to Make Far West Side Much Taller". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  3. ^ Wagner, Tara Lynn (2008-12-19). "Silver Towers Brings Condo Luxuries To Renters". NY1. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  4. ^ Rozhon, Tracie (1999-06-27). "They Are to Rise, at Last, on 42d St. Between 11th and 12th; The 15-Year Story Of 2 40-Story Towers". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  5. ^ Bagli, Charles V. (2000-04-26). "Once Scorned, Far West 42nd St. Is Now Much in Demand". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  6. ^ Bagli, Charles V. (2004-03-17). "Developer Balking Over Plans For West Side Convention Hotel". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  7. ^ Sheftell, Jason (2009-05-01). "Silverstein Properties launches Manhattan's tallest rental". Daily News (New York). Retrieved 2009-07-23. 

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