Exterior work is complete on 611 West 56th Street, a 35-story residential 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 450-foot-tall structure will yield 77 units with interiors designed by Gabellini Sheppard Associates. Homes come in one- to four-bedroom layouts, as well as duplex “maisonettes,” full-floor homes, and a grand penthouse. Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is handling sales and marketing for the property, which is alternately addressed as 823 Eleventh Avenue and is located at the corner of West 56th Street and Eleventh Avenue.
Finishing touches have concluded since our last update last August. The construction elevator has been removed from the slim western elevation, work has wrapped up on the ground floor, and the sidewalk scaffolding has been disassembled. Some construction barriers and fencing remain in front of the property, but should be removed in the coming weeks.
Photos looking up at the façade show the clean lines and understated tiling pattern of the white limestone panels, which are arranged in some sections in a pattern reminiscent of parquet flooring.
This tiling pattern is most apparent on the largely blank northern wall. The opposite southern side features a grid of rectangular floor-to-ceiling windows that will provide residents with views of Hell’s Kitchen down towards Hudson Yards and the Hudson River, and the majority of Midtown to the east.
The spacious, minimalist lobby features a mixture of stone and wooden materials that merge together around the front desk. A detailed wooden model of the building is also present.
Construction on 611 West 56th Street should fully conclude by this summer.