Extell triples height of controversial UWS tower with $202M air rights deal 50 West 66th Street will be the area’s tallest building at 775 feet
Rendering of 50 West 66th Street (Credit: Binyan Studios)
In June, City Councilmember Helen Rosenthal, State Senator Brad Hoylman and State Assemblyman Richard Gottfried issued a missive to Extell Development, declaring they knew something wasn t right with the 25-story building the company had filed plans for at 36-40 West 66th Street. Community members had become suspicious of the developer s intentions and rumors swirled that air rights were in play, which led to the belief that plans for a much larger building may be in the works, the elected officials wrote.
It looks like they were right — Extell closed on $202 million in air rights purchases on Monday, $147 million of which were bought from the Jewish Guild 上海千花网论坛