SHoP Architects‘ 1,428-foot-high residential supertall at 111 West 57th Street is getting closer to the finish line. Developed by JDS Development, Property Markets Group, and Spruce Capital Partners, the Billionaires’ Row skyscraper stands as the world’s most slender building with a height-to-width ratio of 24:1. The Midtown structure is also the second-tallest building in the city by roof height, and the third-tallest by architectural height behind the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center and the 1,550-foot-tall Central Park Tower.
Recent photographs from around Midtown show the finished look of the feathered terracotta façade on the eastern and western profiles of the edifice, which really sets the design apart from its soaring neighbors like the Central Park Tower, One57, and 432 Park Avenue. One of the best angles to view 111 West 57th Street is from the intersection of 57th Street and Fifth Avenue, from which the new pencil-thin supertalls stand in a line.
There has been progress on the northern elevation just above the top of the mechanical hoist. Reflective glass curtain wall panels are covering the blank reinforced concrete walls above the upper habitable levels and reaching the back side to the stepped crown. Below are shots that show the exterior just before this upper section began to be recently filled in.
Meanwhile, the main southern elevation has almost all of its glass in place except for one final portion just below the start of the steel crown. It will be great to finally see the construction crane disassembled, revealing the unencumbered form of 111 West 57th Street and its elegantly tapering and setbacks, which will act as private outdoor terraces for select homes.
Below are photographs looking at how the very top of the terracotta reaches the architectural roof height, and how the entirety of the western side shines and glows at different times of the day.
Closings for the condominiums for the Landmark Residences, a collection of 14 homes designed by Studio Sofield and marketed by Douglas Elliman inside the pre-war annex that was originally designed by Warren & Wetmore, began in the spring. Prices range from $8,750,000 for a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom residence to $21,000,000 for the Landmark Penthouse. The remaining 46 units inside the supertall itself go for $16 million to more than $57 million.
111 West 57th Street is expected to be finished by the end of 2020.