111 West 57th Street Tower Building, New York Skyscraper Design, Manhattan Supertall

111 West 57th Street Tower, New York

Mar 30 2020

111 West 57th Street Tower

Design: ShoP Architects

A design tour de force embraces the classic New York skyscraper and artisan tradition and thoughtfully restores the cultural landmark Steinway Hall.

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JDS Development Group, Property Markets Group, Spruce Capital Partners, Studio Sofield, and SHoP Architects welcome guests for the first time inside 111 West 57th Street, the bold yet graceful residential tower that soars perfectly centered over Central Park in Midtown Manhattan.

The tower, the second tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere, which was designed by SHoP Architects with interior architecture by Studio Sofield, has officially topped out at 1,428 feet following the installation of a 300-foot decorative steel crown, paying homage to the most iconic and celebrated skyscrapers of Manhattan’s pre-war Golden Age. In addition, the first completed residence is being unveiled today on the 43rd floor with interior architecture and décor by world-renowned firm Studio Sofield. The extraordinary full-floor residence spans the full width of the tower, offering a grand living space over 50’ in width and unparalleled views of Central Park to the north and the city skyline in all directions.

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The tower design accentuates its setbacks along 57th Street with a series of elegant, feathered steps that delicately taper the south façade as it reaches skyward. Each step corresponds with a layer of terra-cotta pilasters cladding the east and west facades. The intricate façade is designed to be viewed from multiple scales and vantage points: Terra-cotta panels with 22 different sets of contours create a sweeping play of shadow and light from the city scale, while their glazed finish contrasts with decorative bronze filigree to provide extraordinary richness from up close. Inlaid horizontal and vertical bronze mullions accentuate the glass curtain wall with over-sized floor-to-ceiling panels. With only one residence per floor, the design of each of the tower’s 46 full floor and duplex residences maximize the astounding park and skyline views.

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“111 West 57th Street is a project of extraordinary proportions and epic grandeur in the scale of the tower, ascending elegantly next to a cherished landmarked pre-war structure. Any preconceived notions that our team had about skyscrapers or New York City developments were replaced with an opportunity to do something that had never been done before. As New Yorkers, we are incredibly proud to add a new icon to our skyline,” said Gregg Pasquarelli, Principal at SHoP Architects.

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The tower embraces the quality, history, and craftsmanship behind New York’s classic skyscrapers while taking advantage of the latest in engineering technology. WSP served as the structural engineer for the slender 91-story tower. The tower incorporates the highest strength concrete in the world at 14,000 psi, paired with over 5.5 million feet of rebar. An efficient structural core provides the broadest floorplates possible, with over 14 feet in ceiling height. A large mechanical penthouse houses an 800-ton tuned mass damper to minimize the movement and vibrations of the tower, atop which rests a majestic and awe-inspiring crown by SHoP that will be clad in terra-cotta and bronze.

“111 West 57th Street is an unprecedented achievement in design and engineering,” said Michael Stern, Founder and CEO of JDS Development Group. “The tower’s materiality, strength, and proportions are a testament to the deep collaboration between the JDS team and the New York-based design team of SHoP Architects, Studio Sofield, and WSP. We have pushed the boundaries of engineering and fabrication and have embraced the complexities in this remarkable juxtaposition of old and new.”

“We are thrilled to celebrate the topping out of 111 West 57th Street and the completion of the first tower residence. SHoP Architects’ and Studio Sofield’s hard work, determination, and ingenuity is evident throughout every aspect of this development,” said Kevin Maloney, Founder and Managing Partner of Property Markets Group. “This is an incredible milestone for 111 West 57th Street, and we look forward to its completion in 2020.”

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The tower rises adjacent to the historic Steinway Hall, originally designed by Warren & Wetmore, the famed architects behind New York landmarks such as Grand Central Station. The façade and historic rotunda are currently being restored in collaboration with the Landmarks Preservation Commission of New York. The cultural landmark includes a limited selection of residences, retail, and amenity spaces and will be integrated and connected to the new tower via the central lobby reimagined by Studio Sofield.

Studio Sofield, led by William ‘Bill’ Sofield, is known for its work designing for Tom Ford, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sotheby’s Diamonds and Harry Winston. The “AD 100” firm takes a holistic approach to design utilizing materials and architectural details that take their cue from the context of the project at hand. Studio Sofield took inspiration from the original architecture of the Warren & Wetmore-designed building as well as the landmarked rotunda to design the new amenities, lobby spaces, and interiors of 111 West 57th Street. In designing the block-long lobby sequence, Sofield called upon distinguished New York artisans such as John Opella and Nancy Lorenz, to create, what he calls, “a series of emotional experiences,” reminiscent of the beloved public spaces of New York’s classic skyscrapers.

“Drawing inspiration from New York’s finest apartments, the apartment interiors in concert with Steinway Hall’s public spaces by Studio Sofield present contextual design that is characterized by a thoughtful approach to functionality and strength of composition,” said Bill Sofield. “The complex shapes, patterns and materiality of Studio Sofields’ designs reflect the distinctive profile of the tower while collaborative works by local artists preserve and expand the historical importance of Steinway Hall.”

In addition to designing the shared spaces in the tower and landmark, Studio Sofield served as interior architect for the residences themselves and furnished the first completed residence on the tower’s 43rd floor. This full-floor, 4,492 square foot, 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home is priced at $28,750,000. Entering Tower Residence 43, guests are greeted by a formal entrance gallery with white macauba stone floors and clear views to the north and south. Gracious double doors open into the spectacular Great Room, which spans 50 feet and boasts floor-to-ceiling windows framed that showcase unobstructed vistas of Central Park.

It also features a full wet bar in gray bitlis marble complete with additional refrigerated wine storage and ice maker. Ceiling heights are a monumental 14 feet, and the floors are custom smoke-gray oak laid in an intricate pattern. The open kitchen features custom-designed cabinetry finished in hand-rubbed plaster and chateau gray oak. The countertops and backsplash are stepped crystallo white quartzite. Appliances by Gaggenau include convection and steam ovens, a gas range with pot filler and vented hood, a fully integrated coffee machine, dishwasher and refrigerator, wine cooler and freezer.

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The master and guest bedrooms are positioned to the south of the residence offering both privacy and panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. The expansive corner master suite is luxuriously appointed with two generous walk-in closets, a dressing hall and a windowed master bath with walls and floors in veined white onyx. Custom bathroom fixtures include a freestanding polished nickel bathtub designed by Studio Sofield and crafted by William Holland, exclusive Studio Sofield-designed bronze fittings hand-cast by P.E. Guerin, and glass-rod sconces. The separate glass-enclosed windowed shower features dual showerheads and body sprays in bronze. The two full guest bathrooms are finished in crystallo gold quartzite and silverian pearl marble. The powder room features a jewel onyx stone vanity, walls and wainscoting.

Residents at 111 West 57th Street also have access to an array of amenities and services. This includes an 82 foot two-lane swimming pool with private cabanas, separate sauna, steam and treatment rooms, a double-height fitness center with mezzanine terrace, a private dining room and a chef’s catering kitchen, a residents’ lounge with expansive terrace, meeting rooms and a study, 24-hour attended entrances and a dedicated concierge service. A private porte-cochère on 58th Street provides residents a gracious and secure entry experience. The lobby features opulent accents in limestone, marble, blackened steel and velvet, and meticulously restored, original end-grain wood flooring from Steinway Hall.

Tower residences are available from $16 million to more than $57 million, with sizes ranging from 3,873 to 7,128 square feet, including expansive duplex penthouses, several with private outdoor space. Tower and landmark residence closings are anticipated to commence in Spring 2020. Prices and availability are subject to change without notice.

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111 West 57th Street Tower, NYC – Building Information

JDS Development Group
Property Markets Group
Spruce Capital Partners

Architect: SHoP Architects
Interior Architect:Studio Sofield
Restoration: Jan Hird Pokorny Associates
Construction: JDS Construction Group
Structural Engineer: WSP Cantor Seinuk
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Engineer: Jaros, Baum & Bolles
Lighting: L’Observatoire International
Curtain Wall Consultant: Buro Happold
Civil Engineer: AKRF Engineering, P.C.
Acoustics: Longman Lindsey
Geotechnical Engineer: Mueser Ruttedge

Photography courtesy of 111 West 57th Street

Oct 17, 2018 ; Jun 17, 2016

111 West 57th Street Tower in New York City

111 West 57th Street, Manhattan, NY, USA

The Manhattan tower and landmark, reinvented. 111 West 57th Street represents commitment to the quality of craft, history, and thinking behind New York City’s classic skyscrapers.

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images courtesy of ShoP Architects / JDS Development Group

The development will be a combination of the original landmarked Steinway building designed in 1925 by Warren & Wetmore, and a new residential tower addition designed by SHoP Architects on the adjacent site with interior design by Studio Sofield.

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The tower’s form multiplies the set-back to present a feathered, rather than a stepped profile. The terracotta facades and bronze filigree aim to bring back the quality, materiality and details of historic New York towers, while taking advantage of the latest technology to push the limits of engineering and fabrication.

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The project will feature full floor and duplex apartments with 360-degree views and unparalleled views of Central Park.

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Topping out at over 1,400 feet, when completed it will be among the tallest towers in the city and the most slender skyscraper in the world.

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111 West 57th Street New York City is being developed in partnership with Property Markets Group and is being built by JDS Construction Group with completion slated for early 2018.

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Website: 111 West 57th Street, Manhattan, by ShoP Architects

Nicknames: Stairway to Heaven, Steinway Tower, 105 West 57th Street, 107 West 57th Street

Structural Material: concrete

Proposed 2012
Construction Start 2015
Completion 2018

Owner/Developer: JDS Development Group

Architect: SHoP Architects

Interiors: Studio Sofield

Structural Engineer: WSP Group

MEP Engineer: Jaros, Baum & Bolles

Civil: AKRF
Façade: BuroHappold Engineering
Geotechnical: Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
Interiors: Studio Sofield
Lighting: L’Observatoire International
Preservation: Jan Hird Pokorny Associates, Inc.
Vertical Transportation: Van Deusen & Associates
Wind: RWDI

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The north side of the tower rises directly up to the pinnacle of the building. On the south side of the tower, a series of setbacks appear as the tower rises. As the height of the building increases, the setbacks eventually thin out, with the tower “disappearing into the sky.”

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