Supertall 111 West 57th Street Nears the 16-Story Mark

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

One of many supertall buildings rising in Manhattan is about to mark a milestone, as the tower portion of 111 West 57th Street is about surpass the height of the landmarked Steinway Hall.

111 West 57th Street. Photo by robertwalpole via YIMBY Forums

111 West 57th Street. Photo by robertwalpole via YIMBY Forums

This update comes via photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by user robertwalpole. Given that the new building is about to match the height of Steinway Hall, the new structure is almost 16 stories in height. Steinway Hall will contain 12 of the development’s 58 condominium residential units. YIMBY last checked in on the project in September 2016, when the SHoP Architects-designed tower had reached seven stories.

Located on Billionaires’ Row between Sixth and Seventh avenues, it will, when complete, will rise 82 marketed stories to 1,428 feet. Calculations based on the current building permit, which has not changed since June, show that residential units will average over 4,521 square feet.

The permit also shows 54,158 square feet of commercial space. Retail will stretch from the cellar to the fourth floor. The fifth floor will have offices.

JDS Development Group and the Property Markets Group are the co-developers. Completion had been slated for early 2018.

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14 Comments on "Supertall 111 West 57th Street Nears the 16-Story Mark"

  1. I found the highest progress on supertall in the middle of frame, additionally several storied surpassing the neighborhood.

  2. Johnny Domain | January 17, 2017 at 9:37 am |

    Finished in early 2018? That’s hilarious They’re the worst

  3. Great another glass minagarey taken out the old glory and beauty from New York
    For only for the rich and out-of-country

  4. How can so-called ‘Billionaires Row’ (rather inane, no?) only stretch from 6th to 7th Avenues when, clearly, 432 Park is part of this so-called ‘Billionaires Row’ and is located, almost, ‘on’ Park Avenue, two full blocks to the east?

  5. So what does this say about our society, and about us as a people?
    In the sixties at least we wisely tried to aim for a “Great Society” where we all could share and benefit from prosperity and innovation, not just a few. Fiascos such as Vietnam prevented that.
    Today our architecture, as embodied in these super-talls for the super-rich reflects an entirely different and dangerous vision: a society of extremes , a society of haves and have-nots that cannot for long endure – neither economically nor socially nor politically.
    I pray that these super-talls will not end up as the grotesque tomb-stones of a society which has lost it way and its true purpose.

    • I have no problem at all with the target market for this building. So its for wealthy people. So what? Not everyone gets to live in towers like this, or the Hamptons, nor should they. Its the way life is. There’s always going to be “haves” and “have nots”. For those that get educated and work hard and smart (and yes, sometimes get lucky), I see nothing wrong in them enjoying the fruits of their labors, including buying condos in this tower.

  6. David Koch, no one wrote that billionaires row is exclusive to 6th and 7th Ave.

    Re-read the article. Billionaires Row refers to 57th Street. The project is between 6th and 7th.

  7. Benjamin Wheeler | January 17, 2017 at 3:13 pm |

    I actually really love this tower’s design. It’s bold and strikingly scaled.

  8. It is simply too slender for its 1,400′ height. I’ll take a Hampshire House unit any day.

  9. It’s simply too slender relative to its 1400′ height. I’ll take a unit in the Hampshire House any time over this building.

  10. It shall be named: The Tuscany (The Too Skinny)

  11. Realitychuck | January 18, 2017 at 9:51 am |

    So many butt-hurt liberals in NYC. Shut up and sit down. If you don’t have the cash move somewhere else. What does this say about our society when we have a bunch of winy privileged adult snow flakes who were never told “no” growing up. It’s too bad you can’t live here. There are hard working people waiting in line to live here. This building is an architectural and structural masterpiece. If the “snowflakes” actually got their way all of NYC would be government housing and we would all sing kumbaya in central park. Oh wait, but then who would produce anything?

    • “There are hard working people waiting in line to live here.”

      Oh like the Arab sheiks and Russian oligarchs that visit maybe once a year?

  12. JC ironworker | January 19, 2017 at 8:36 pm |

    Realitychuck that was well said and being a NYC ironworker we take great pride in building these wonderful structures.. as for all you others START working a lil harder and you won’t be complaining as much.

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