Inside the Supertalls: 111 West 57th Street

JDS Development Group and SHoP Architects will soon be making their marks on the Manhattan skyline with their new supertall tower at 111 West 57th Street. Upon completion, it will stand 1,438 feet tall, and house 60 luxury residences with unobstructed views of Central Park. 111 West 57th Street will also have four floors of prime retail space. Its east and west facades will feature bronze latticework and terra-cotta panels that rise straight up into the air, while a series of setbacks on the south side make it appear like it’s disappearing into the sky, hence the tower’s nickname “The Stairway to Heaven.” It will also incorporate into its base the landmarked Steinway Building, which has inspired the developers to include a recital hall.

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One Day, Seven Development Chiefs

Bisnow caught up with seven of New York City’s top real estate development leaders, including Simon Koster, managing director of JDS Development Group. After sharing some details about the newest JDS project at 111 West 57th Street, Koster pointed out that the location of this development is ideal as it takes maximum advantage of its proximity to, and views of, Central Park and yet is within the Midtown zoning district, which does not restrict a building’s height.

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