The terracotta and bronze façade has reached the bottom of the steel crown of SHoP Architects‘ 111 West 57th Street, the second-tallest project in YIMBY’s construction countdown. Developed by JDS Development, Property Markets Group, and Spruce Capital Partners, the 1,428-foot-tall residential skyscraper features a height-to-width ratio of 24:1, making it the most slender building in the world. A total of 46 condominiums will be created and marketed by Douglas Elliman. Studio Sofield is the interior designer.
Photos show the shimmering envelope making waves of concentrically curved shadows across the eastern and western profiles. See YIMBY’s last update for sunset views from the 75th floor of the supertall.
The glass on the southern elevation is making its way toward the top of the building and is closing in on the final residential floors. The envelope on the northern side is also progressing a little further behind. The structure’s tapered profile will become even more apparent when the crane and elevator hoist are eventually dismantled.
111 West 57th Street’s presence in the center of Billionaires’ Row has made it one of the focal points in the Midtown skyline. The tower will feature retail space on the ground floor, accessible to the public through the southern elevation along West 57th Street.
Aside from from its vertigo-inducing height, 111 West 57th Street is notable as the most prominent example of new skyscrapers incorporating classic architectural stylings, with its Art Deco-inspired curtain walls on the eastern and western elevations.
111 West 57th Street is on pace for a 2020 completion.