YIMBY Scopes Sunset Views From 111 West 57th Street in Midtown

111 West 57th Street. Rendering by Hayes Davidson

YIMBY went to check out the views from the 75th floor of SHoP Architects111 West 57th Street. The world’s most slender building has nearly perfectly centered views of Central Park to the north, and clear views of the Empire State Building down to One World Trade Center to the south. JDS DevelopmentProperty Markets Group, and Spruce Capital Partners are developing the 1,428-foot-tall residential skyscraper, which has a height-to-width ratio of 24:1. A total of 46 condominiums will be created and marketed by Douglas Elliman. Studio Sofield is the interior designer.

The tour during yesterday’s golden hour atmosphere gave a new perspective of the metropolis. A haze blanketed the skyline but made for an almost surreal view.

Looking south. Photo by Michael Young

Several panels of the curtain wall delivered to the 75th floor. Photo by Michael Young

A construction worker guiding a curtain panel into place. Photo by Michael Young

The Upper West Side, Columbia University, and the George Washington Bridge. Photo by Michael Young

The Dakota and the San Remo. Photo by Michael Young

Bethesda Fountain. Photo by Michael Young

The northern end of Central Park and Harlem. Photo by Michael Young

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photo by Michael Young

Central Park at sunset. Photo by Michael Young

One Vanderbilt and 53 West 53rd Street. Photo by Michael Young

One Vanderbilt. Photo by Michael Young

The Chrysler Building. Photo by Michael Young

The Empire State Building and One World Trade Center rising above the golden hour haze. Photo by Michael Young

The Empire State Building. Photo by Michael Young

One World Trade Center and the spire of Bank of America Tower. Photo by Michael Young

The Apple store on Fifth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

Looking down toward Long Island City. Photo by Michael Young

520 Park Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

220 Central Park South. Photo by Michael Young

Hudson Yards. Photo by Michael Young

111 West 57th Street should be completed next year.

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6 Comments on "YIMBY Scopes Sunset Views From 111 West 57th Street in Midtown"

  1. Absolutely Awesome!

  2. Great shots

  3. Only 46 apts. – a monument to the weathly!

  4. David in Bushwick | November 26, 2019 at 6:18 pm | Reply

    A great deal of the uppermost part of this tower isn’t housing for billionaires. Do we know which NYC building will get to boast the highest apartment?

  5. Michael Young. I certainly hope you make a coffee table book of all these Manhattan photos. Good things are worth waiting for.

  6. Dr. Jerry Cammarata | December 1, 2019 at 1:40 pm | Reply

    A Credit to architecture and engineering, a move to change landscape configurations, a hat’s off to the Kings and IM Peis, as up is the only solution to building green, and a better support a renewed interest in urbanization,
    We must reflect upon how we maximize the utilization of our new Vertical cities, so they are not “high up for the exceptional.’ Rather, they are functional monuments from top to bottom for all to enjoy, work, play, worship, get healed, and have an imaginative mixed use capacity.
    I am working, as a consultant on the sociological aspects of family and Community Living, on this model with the forward thinking of architects of our time, Ken King and Didi Peii, so the density and functional urban city problems in China can be solved through the creation of pods of mile high vertical self-sustaining, green, and sociologically revenant.
    Good luck with this project ands work to make the building accessible. This building should be a symbol of what the future holds for urban building design. To be accepted calls for public education, access and education.
    The best,
    Dr. Cammarata

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