NYC Neighborhood Fights Against Supertall Condo

Overturning the six-month extension could prevent the tower from being built to its full height.

Rendering of 428-432 East 58th Street by Foster + Partners.

(New York, NY)– There’s a 67-story condo tower called Sutton 58, and it’s on the verge of being built in Sutton Place.

The East River 50s Alliance will not stand for it, and is calling the project a “monstrous, out-of-place mega-tower.”

Photo by Drew Bolton | Councilmember Ben Kallos and ERFA Communications Director Lisa Mercurio

The group will be taking its battle to court to confront the city’s Board of Standards and Appeals. The board recently granted Gamma Real Estate a six-month extension to finish the foundation of the tower without being bound by new zoning restrictions.

Though construction was already in progress when the zoning change was put into effect, the East River 50s Alliance wants the zone restrictions to cut the height of Sutton 58 in half.

If Sutton 58 is built to its full 799 feet, it will double the height of the current tallest building in the zoning area.

The goal of the alliance is to petition the state Supreme Court to overturn the board’s ruling. They will challenge the validity of Gamma’s after-hours permit which was obtained to rush the completion of the foundation. Overturning the six-month extension could prevent the tower from being built to its full height.

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