The developer of the 100-story Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences is moving forward with plans to clear the site.
A demolition permit is now pending, Building Department records show.
According to the August 4 permit application, total demolition of around 5,000 square feet of building area is planned.
Total cost of demolition is estimated at $30,000.
The BG Group is listed as the demolition contractor, with PMG Downtown Developers LLC listed as the owner.
Groundbreaking of the Waldorf Astoria tower is planned in the first quarter of 2022.