111 West 57th Street


Rendering of 111 West 57th Street. Credit: Hayes Davidson and SHoP Architects

Tapering Begins As 111 West 57th Street Reaches For 1,428-Foot Pinnacle

Construction on the most slender skyscraper in the world has been advancing at lightning speed, and now, YIMBY can confirm that 111 West 57th Street has reached another major milestone. Our last update, just over a month ago, missed an obscure but significant achievement. With additional progress since, we can see that the Midtown project has officially passed its first setback, on the 45th floor. This is the first of twelve setbacks that will end with the steel truss cap, which will ultimately define the striking silhouette of 57th Street’s second-tallest supertall.

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Under construction 53w53 (left) and 111 West 57th Street (right) from across Sheep Meadow, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

111 West 57th Street Officially Surpasses Halfway Point in Rise to 1,428′ Pinnacle

With each new day that passes, the view of Midtown from southern Central Park is looking more like the renderings from several years ago. Today, we have a look at 111 West 57th Street, which is on its way to becoming the third-tallest skyscraper in New York City, surpassed only by One World Trade Center and Central Park Tower. It’s been three and a half months since YIMBY last reported on the soon-to-be supertall’s progress from Midtown. In that time, the tower has seen an incredible growth spurt, and is now officially over halfway to its eventual 1,428-foot peak.

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3 World Trade Center, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Rooftop Views & Interior Update on Supertall 175 Greenwich Street, aka 3 World Trade Center, As Opening Day Approaches

Last week, YIMBY was taken on a tour of 175 Greenwich Street, aka 3 World Trade Center, visiting the rooftop, the terrace, and the lobby. The building, located in the heart of the Financial District, has made incredible progress, with the façade now complete save for windows connected to the exterior hoist. Interior work is also approaching the finish line.

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Looking West towards 57th Street, from 257 East 57th Street, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Midtown Manhattan’s New Supertalls As Seen From 252 East 57th Street’s Penthouse

Earlier last week, YIMBY got the opportunity to see the mountainous Midtown neighborhood, the rising towers in Queens, and the Upper East Side from the penthouse of 252 East 57th Street. The full-floor apartment had two terraces on the Northwest and Southeast edges of the building, from which we were given an eye-to-eye look at several high-rises on the rise.

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