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Construction begins on NYC's Ultra-Thin Tower
United States Architecture News - Feb 12, 2019 - 00:43 44028 views
The construction of NYC's super tall and skinny tower, 111 W 57th, is now in progress. Designed by SHoP Architects, the 1400-feet-tall residential building is located on "Billionaire’s Row", just south of Central Park. The tower is designed with a glittering facade of glass and terracotta - which, from the photos, seems almost complete.
As stated by SHoP Architects, "the tower’s form is a bold interpretation of what is possible within the requirements of the Midtown Manhattan zoning envelope. Mandated setbacks were multiplied where the building form contacts the sky-exposure plane, resulting in a feathered rather than a stepped profile. The setbacks serve as sites for a finial at the top of each column of the terra-cotta ornament that rises on the east and west facades."
Concept Diagram. Image © SHoP Architects
The development is a combination of the original land mark Steinway building designed in 1925 by Warren & Wetmore, and the new tower addition by SHoP Architects on the adjacent site with interior design by Studio Sofield.
Image © SHoP Architects
After having its fair share of setbacks during design and construction, the project is now due for completion in early 2019.
Top Image © SHoP Architects