Kushner Companies Explores Bringing Zaha Hadid Skyscraper to 666 Fifth Av

Kushner Companies Zaha Hadid 666 Fifth

One of the world's premier address', 666 Fifth Avenue has been shrouded with uncertainty as the Kushner Companies look for a large cash infusion to renovate the aging, yet iconic building. Everything from Jared Kushner's new role as a senior top advisor to President Donald Trump to the cashflow issues on the property have caused snags and confusion. Last week it appeared they had struck a deal with Anbang Insurance Group in order to help reconstruct the building into a supertall tower designed by Zaha Hadid, although talks have seemed to stall. Kushner Companies plans to move ahead with their plan to build a Zaha Hadid designed supertall at 666 Fifth Avenue with Anbang on board or not. The new proposed tower would be 1,400 SF tall and would require stripping the current structure down to the inner steel core at points to add an additional 40 floors. The project would include ultra-luxury condos which would sell for up to $6,000 SF, a hotel and over 500,000 SF of retail. Construction is expected to begin in 2019 pending the financing is sorted out and completion could be as early as 2025.