A trio of townhouses on 96th Street near Central Park West are in the process of being demolished, with the middle one already substantially gone. One of the townhouses was built in 1900, while the other two were constructed in 1926, according to Streeteasy.
The townhouses were purchased by Sackman Enterprises, which plans to build a new 22-story condo development on the site after the demolition. While the South side of 96th Street is in a protected historic district, the North side is not.
There is expected to be a community facility at the bottom of the development, along with 16 condo apartments that will be about 3,000 square feet on average. Despite the height, the development will actually result in a net loss of apartments in the neighborhood — the townhouses formerly had about 30 apartments.
Here’s what they looked like prior to demolition.
Here’s the rendering of what the new development is expected to look like.