111 West 57th Street, A Welcome Change to the NYC Skyline
Speaking of changing the New York skyline, the latest addition that is currently under construction is the ever so sexy 111 West 57th Street designed by SHoP Architects. Slated for completion in early 2017, it will stand 1,428 feet tall and will be the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere. Due to it’s “slender physique” it will only have one, very private, unit per floor in the main tower. The tower’s façade will be terra cotta and bronze, with a glass curtain along the North side, which will overlook Central Park and should give off a spectacular golden glow when the sun sets over Manhattan.
The slender design of 111 West 57th means each floor will be its own 5,000 square foot apartment, with 360-degree views. At its base, the tower is nestled into a courtyard surrounded by the existing Steinway Building with a private porte cochere, ideal for anyone with paparazzi stalkers. The Steinway building will host 14 “landmark units” starting at $1 million for a studio. The 46 tower units will start at $13 million for a three-bedroom and will top out at $100 million for the spectacular penthouse.
SHoP Architects designed the Barclays Center, the redevelopment of Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Factory, and the Google, Inc Headquarters in Silicon Valley. The property is being built by JDS Development Corp, a New York City-based firm whose recent projects include Walker Tower and Stella Tower. Also developing 111 West 57th is Property Markets Group, who is also responsible for 10 Sullivan Street, another development I recently featured here on my blog.
6sqft released the floor plans for a typical tower unit at 111 West 57th. Please let me know if you are interested in learning more.