SHoP Architects’ 111 West 57th Street is nearing completion in Midtown, Manhattan

Construction is nearing completion on 111 West 57th Street, a 1,428-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Midtown, Manhattan, and number three on YIMBY’s December countdown of the tallest buildings being built in New York City. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS Development, Property Markets Group and Spruce Capital Partners, 111 West 57th Street will provide only 60 condominiums with interiors designed by Studio Sofield and marketed by Douglas Elliman Development Marketing. The project is located on Billionaires’ Row between Sixth and Seventh Avenue and is almost perfectly in line with Central Park’s center line.

Recent photos show the tower’s distinctive architectural design and remarkably thin profile, which has given it the title of the world’s slimmest building with a 24: 1 height-to-width ratio.

111 West 57th Street. Photo by Michael Young

111 West 57th Street continues to dominate the skyline over Billionaires’ Row along with other straight and unique impressive engineering establishments such as Central Park Tower, 53 West 53rd Street and 432 Park Avenue.

111 West 57th Street. Photo by Michael Young

111 West 57th Street. Photo by Michael Young

111 West 57th Street. Photo by Michael Young

111 West 57th Street. Photo by Michael Young

111 West 57th Street. Photo by Michael Young

111 West 57th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The homes are tucked between two solid concrete walls on the east and west sides of the building. This is where we see the distinctive feathered profile design inspired by New York City’s early 20th century use of wedding cake-tiered massaging. 111 West 57th Street utilizes this central architectural element in a more elegant approach with a softened upward curve of setbacks at the southern elevation, culminating in an open-air crown that holds one of several tuned mass dampers to counteract lateral sway.

111 West 57th Street. Photo by Michael Young

111 West 57th Street. Photo by Michael Young

111 West 57th Street. Photo by Michael Young

111 West 57th Street. Photo by Michael Young

111 West 57th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The last major sections awaiting completion are around the podium along West 57th Street and the engine entrance on West 58th Street. There are also a handful of floor-to-ceiling glass panels on the upper sections of 111 South 57th Street’s south wall to be filled in where the load-bearing beams for the building tower crane were once attached.

111 West 57th Street. Photo by Michael Young

111 West 57th Street. Photo by Michael Young

111 West 57th Street. Photo by Michael Young

YIMBY expects the overall completion of 111 West 57th Street to take place next year.

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