Façade installation has resumed at 611 West 56th Street, aka 823 Eleventh Avenue, a 450-foot-tall condominium tower 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 the bright limestone curtain wall surpassing the halfway point of the slender tower. At the time of our last update in late August, the façade only covered the seven-story podium and work appeared stalled.
Scaffolding rigs on the wide southern elevation mark the transition point of the different layers of the exterior assembly.
The rear northern wall is largely blank, but retains the same pattern of a parquet floor tiling depicted in previous renderings that show the extended mechanical portion above the last habitable floor. This can be seen in the next several images below.
The concrete and cinder block walls have been painted black and await the rest of the metal framework that will hold up the limestone.
A formal completion date for 611 West 56th Street has not been announced, though sometime in the second half of 2021 is possible.