Work appears to have stalled on 611 West 56th Street, aka 823 Eleventh Avenue, a 450-foot-tall condominium building in Hell’s Kitchen. Designed by Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza with SLCE as the architect of record and developed by Sumaida + Khurana and LENY, the 37-story tower will yield 80 units designed by Gabellini Sheppard Associates.
Recent photos show that little has changed since our April update. The white limestone panels have only been installed up to the top of the podium section, and the remainder of the superstructure’s concrete and cinder block walls remain exposed. The grid of large rectangular windows meanwhile are all in place and take up most of the surface area, so the lack of the final façade treatment is not too noticeable. A thin blue film on the inside part of the glass can be subtly spotted.
Renderings show the sleek, minimalist finish that the limestone façade will create. Capping 611 West 56th street is a large rectangular crown that will be enclosed with limestone tiles in a subtle pattern reminiscent of parquet flooring. This is the only portion of the curtain wall to have this treatment.
It’s unclear when 611 West 56th Street will be completed, though sometime in 2021 is the most plausible estimate at this point.