Paul Clemence has released his recent photography of ‘111 west 57th street’ designed by SHoP with interiors by Studio Sofield that showcases its ongoing construction. Once the supertall residential skyscraper located in midtown Manhattan is completed it will become the second tallest building in the city by roof height and the slenderest tallest building in the world. 

Project Overview

Project Name: 111 west 57th street
Location: New York, NY
Developer: JDS development groupproperty markets groupspruce capital partners
Tower Architecture: SHoP architects
Interior design: Studio Sofield
Original Architecture (Steinway hall): Warren & Wetmore
Restoration: Jan Hird Pokorny associates
MEP Engineer: jaros, baum & bolles
Structural Engineer: WSP cantor seinuk
Lighting: l’observatoire international
Curtain wall consultant: Buro Happold
Civil Engineer: AKRF engineering, p.c.
Acoustics: Longman Lindsey
Geotechnical Engineer: Mueser Rutledge consulting engineers
Completion: later in 2021
Photography: Paul Clemence

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The project was supposed to be completed by the end of 2020 but due to the pandemic the construction was extended and hence the estimated year of completion is shifted to the later part of 2021.

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The 1,428-foot-tall project is positioned between the 6th and 7th avenues creating perfectly symmetrical views of Central Park in New York. At the base the development features the site’s historic ‘Steinway hall’, a former store and recital hall for piano company Steinway & sons, paying respect to its historic context with a classically New York expression.

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Developed by JDS development group, property markets group, and spruce capital partners, offering 46 super luxury apartments and is expected to be the “first $100 million sales in NYC”, the form of the tower is a bold interpretation of what can be achieved within the requirements of midtown Manhattan’s zoning envelope.

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The highly transparent façade is made of terracotta which is placed block by block having sequentially variable profiles that were modeled, extruded, glazed, and then stacked in the involute pattern. 

The pattern represents a softly breaking wave and the staggering terracotta pieces create dramatical views when seen in different lights or from various distances. Paul Clemence’s photos illustrate the shape and form of the structure and document these effects created by the terracotta façade.

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References:

“SHoP Architects’ 111 West 57th Street Celebrates Topping out near Central Park.” ArchDaily, 24 Apr. 2019, 

www.archdaily.com/915742/shop-architects-111-west-57th-street-celebrates-topping-out-near-central-park. Accessed 2 Apr. 2021.

Ruchika Khalate
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Ruchika is an architecture student who believes there’s no end to knowledge as it is not a book or an examination that defines its extent rather it is a process that you go through from the moment you are born to the moment you die. She loves to read books and is an art enthusiast. She is open to new ideas and stands up for what she believes in. She is currently working at an NGO that is working continuously with ever-increasing energy and enthusiasm for Community Development especially of the marginalized people.

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