111 West 57th Street Comes Into View: Supertall Emerges on Central Park Skyline
Spring is finally here —and it’s not just the flowers and trees blooming; along the southern perimeter of Central Park, aka Billionaires’ Row, a few dramatic skyline additions have sprung up to view. First, 520 Park Avenue, 220 Central Park South, and 432 Park Avenue have reached full form, and now, the next generation of super-slender skyscrapers is beginning to inch their way above Midtown’s crowd. Extell’s Central Park Tower is beginning to peek behind 220 CPS; 53W53 is just about to crest above its commercial neighbors; and more recently, 111 West 57th Street is now visible from Central Park, shortly after surpassing the height of its complementing Steinway Building.
111 West 57th Street is the city’s most anticipated skyscraper project. Expected to stretch to 1,438-feet-high, the building will have the highest roof in the city until it is eclipsed by Extell’s Central Park Tower rising nearby. The 82-story building will also be the world’s slender high-rise, which is already clear when gazing up from street level; its Central Park face will measure 60 feet at its widest.
The ambitious venture is being developed by Michael Stern’s JDS Development Group in partnership with Kevin Maloney’s Property Markets Group. SHoP Architects shaped the elegant design that perfectly balances groundbreaking architecture with traditional appeal. A lavish curtain wall of terra-cotta, glass, and bronze filigree will wrap the robust WSP Group-engineered structure.
Inside will be 46 full-floor and duplex residences designed by Studio Sofield, complementing SHoP’s classically-inspired exterior, sumptuous finishes of marble, dark woods and bronze ground voluminous interiors. Monumental windows and 12-foot ceiling heights will offer incredible views of the city and park.
Sales are reported to relaunch later this year and prices are estimated to run from $14 million to near $100 million.
By CityRealty Staff
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