Lendlease and Extell top out 50 West 66th Street in New York

 Lendlease, a leading global real estate and investment group, announced today its New York Construction group has topped out 50 West 66th Street, a residential tower on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Developed by Extell Development, the high-rise due to be complete in 2026, will house 127 luxury condominiums and 50,000 square feet of amenities.

Lendlease provided pre-construction services ahead of the tower’s groundbreaking and is serving as construction manager for the development, which is situated between Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Central Park.

“We’ve been fortunate to work with Extell on a number of notable buildings, and 50 West 66th Street is the latest to enhance New York City’s iconic skyline,” said Steven Sommer, Executive General Manager and President, East Coast Construction, Lendlease Americas. “With its distinct character and highly visible location, 50 West 66th Street will prove to be a landmark for this city, and it has been rewarding to leverage our expertise in urban infill development to bring this project to life.”

Designed by Snøhetta, residences at 50 West 66th Street range from two-bedroom floor plans to full-floor penthouses. The residential tower features unparalleled park, river and skyline views with building interiors designed by AB Concept and Shamir Shah Design. SLCE Architects served as Architect of record.

“This significant construction milestone brings us one step closer to completing this iconic new property. 50 West 66th street is the result of a remarkable collaboration with Lendlease and some of the world’s most talented architects, engineers and designers in the world,” said David Rothstein, EVP of Construction for Extell Development Company. “Extell has a reputation for creating luxury properties which offer the highest quality of construction, floor plans, finishes, amenities and views, and 50 West 66th Street will bring the same level of excellence and luxury to Manhattan’s Upper West Side.”

The below-grade amenity suite includes a swimming pool, spa, fitness center, full-size basketball and pickleball court, squash court, bowling alley, gaming room and golf simulator. Additional amenities include an event space, resident lounge, business center and outdoor terrace with pool and hot tub on the 20th floor. 

Lendlease has provided construction management services for Extell on several iconic New York projects, including Central Park Tower, a 1.2-million-square-foot luxury high-rise completed in 2022 that is the tallest residential building in the world; One57, a hotel and condo building that opened in 2015; Brooklyn Point, the final structure in the City Point Development complex and, at the time of its completion in 2015, the tallest skyscraper in Brooklyn; and 680 Madison Avenue, a hotel-to-condo conversion that delivered in 2014.

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About Lendlease

Lendlease (www.lendlease.com) is a globally integrated real estate group with operations in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States. We create places where communities thrive. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:LLC). Our core capabilities are reflected in our operating segments of Investments, Development and Construction. The combination of these three segments provides us with a sustainable competitive advantage in delivering innovative integrated solutions for our customers.

About Extell Development Company

Founded and headed by Gary Barnett, Extell Development Company is a nationally acclaimed real estate developer of residential, commercial, retail, hospitality, and mixed-use properties, operating primarily in Manhattan and other premier cities across the nation. In collaboration with world-class architects and design professionals, Extell creates properties distinguished by sophisticated design, gracious floor plans and first-class amenities.

Having pioneered development on Manhattan’s Billionaires’ Row, the firm has developed some of city’s ultra-luxury properties including Central Park Tower, the tallest residential building in the world located above Nordstrom’s flagship Manhattan store and One57, the record-breaking glass tower which includes condominiums above Park Hyatt’s five-star flagship hotel. Additional completed projects include One Manhattan Square, the largest condominium building on Manhattan’s Lower East Side waterfront; Brooklyn Point in Downtown Brooklyn, and The Lofts Pier Village, a luxury oceanfront condominium at the Jersey Shore with resort-style amenities.

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