Our last update on 111 West 57th Street covered the removal of the exterior hoist on the northern elevation of the 1,428-foot Midtown supertall. Now, the construction crane is rapidly being disassembled from the southern face of the world’s most slender structure. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS Development, Property Markets Group, and Spruce Capital Partners, 111 West 57th Street features a height-to-width ratio of 24:1 and will yield 60 units designed by Studio Sofield and marketed by Douglas Elliman Development Marketing. The project is located on Billionaires’ Row between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, almost perfectly aligned with the center line of Central Park.
Recent photos show the progress of this long-awaited milestone in the project’s construction. So far it looks like workers are closing in on the halfway mark of the disassembly. Each piece of the tower crane is lowered onto West 57th Street in front of the ground floor by the low-rise podium and restored fenestration of the Steinway Building.
The top half of SHoP’s design with its feathered profile can now be properly appreciated from the east and west along 57th Street.
The view from Central Park also shows the elegant setbacks that culminate in the ornamental crown. Since our last update, the glass panels have filled in the gap where the hoist was attached.
It won’t be too long before the crane is fully disassembled, which should happen by the beginning of summer. The terracotta and bronze cladding on the eastern and western profiles continues to brightly shine and reflect the sunlight with its Art Deco-inspired details.
111 West 57th Street should likely be completed sometime by the end of this year.