Monday, December 3, 2018

Filling the void

From Crains:

The city rejected a challenge to a planned Upper West Side apartment building that contains large empty spaces between several floors—a gambit meant to boost the overall height of the project and make the upper units more valuable. But Extell Development's planned tower at 50 W. 66th St. is not quite in the clear.

City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal, who represents the neighborhood, was part of a contingent that opposed the project and supported a challenge, arguing that the excessive mechanical voids were contrary to the city's building codes. On Thursday, however, she announced that the neighborhood's objections had been overruled by the Department of Buildings, which found that the cavernous spaces conformed to building and zoning codes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

But 50 West 66 Street is Landmarked!

Despite all of the articles explaining Extell's project (dating to 2017), I can find no Zoning Diagram or Challenge.