The undulating, skyscraping replacement for the Roseland Ballroom has yet to top out, but its curtain wall is already being put in place at 242 West 53rd Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, in Midtown.
Concrete has been poured up to the 31st floor of the CetraRuddy-designed tower, and curtain wall installation is underway on the fourth through sixth floors. When we reported on construction in December, the building had reached 12 stories. When it tops out, its 62 stories will rise 675 feet and encompass 452,896 square feet.
Algin Management is the developer. The project includes 426 rental units and 16,514 square feet of commercial space, for two retail spaces on the first floor.
Amenities enumerated in the Schedule A include 90 automobile parking spaces, storage for 247 bicycles, a fitness center, two swimming pools (one indoors on the second floor and one outdoors near the top of the building), a basketball court, a golf simulator, a “club room,” a “private dining epicurean lounge” and multiple terraces and lounges.
Occupancy is expected in 2018.