Exterior work is getting closer to completion on 111 West 57th Street, a 1,428-foot-tall residential supertall on Billionaires’ Row and number two on our countdown of the tallest projects under construction in the city. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS Development, Property Markets Group, and Spruce Capital Partners, the 60-unit Midtown skyscraper stands as the world’s most slender structure with a height-to-width ratio of 24:1.
Recent photos show the progress that has occurred since our last update in September, when the Art Deco-styled glass and terra cotta cladding had recently reached the parapet on the eastern and western elevations. Since then, the construction crane has begun to come down and portions of the curtain wall on the northern and southern faces has been filled in.
The crane’s operating cab currently sits just below the start of the metal-framed crown, and it’s possible that it could be fully dismantled over the course of the winter. Meanwhile, the exterior hoist remains attached to the center line of the northern façade, leaving a strip of windows remaining to be filled in.
Among the residential inventory at 111 West 57th street is the Landmark Residences, a collection of 14 homes designed by Studio Sofield and marketed by Douglas Elliman located inside the prewar annex that was originally designed by Warren & Wetmore. Prices for these homes range from $8,750,000 for a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom residence to $21,000,000 for the Landmark Penthouse. The remaining 46 units are all inside the tower itself and range from $16 million to upward of more than $57 million. Recently, a two-story penthouse sold for more than $50 million. The four-bedroom, 7,100-square-foot residence is located nearly 1,000 feet above Midtown and features 14-foot-high ceilings. 2020 also saw two other units purchased for over $30 million each.
It now looks like 111 West 57th Street is expected to be fully completed sometime next year.