Characterized by the rise of supertalls, Manhattan’s 57th Street, dubbed Billionaire’s Row, encounters developers and architects vying to preserve the sweeping views of Central Park, as towers are built one by one alongside one another. Alternatively, for the last decade, when standing in the park’s Sheep Meadow, looking south toward the city, one is able to observe this competition for higher views of the park. Still feeding the luxury market, Hill West’s 7 West 57th seeks to intervene on the famed street in a more subtle way.
Solow Building Company purchased the narrow lot in 2005, wanting to ensure that the building that went next door to
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