Tapering begins as 111 West 57th Street reaches for 1,428-foot pinnacles

Construction on 111 West 57th Street has reached its first setback on the 45th floor. SHoP Architect’s design for the project features 12 setbacks, with a transparent glass curtain on the northern and southern facades, and terracotta cladding and bronze latticework on the eastern and western facades. The terracotta façade is installed up to the 33rd floor, and already proving to interact with the sun to create interesting shadows and reflections of light. In order to minimize the movement and vibrations of the tower, an 800-ton tuned mass damper will top off the project. The damper at 111 West 57th Street weighs the equivalent of three and a half Statues of Liberties, making its mark as the heaviest in the world. The 1,428-foot tower will house 60 condominiums, with prices ranging between $15.5 million and $59 million.

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111 West 57th Street by JDS Development Group & Michael Stern

111 West 57th Street Officially Surpasses Halfway Point In Rise To 1,428′ Pinnacle

The renderings of 111 West 57th Street are becoming a reality. The luxury new development project, developed by JDS Development Group and designed by SHoP Architects, is poised to become the third-tallest skyscraper in New York City and tallest, most slender skyscraper in the world with a width to height ratio of 24:1. The tower is over halfway to its total height of 1,428 feet. The terracotta, bronze, and glass facade of 111W57 is now visible from the street as the tower continues to stake its visual claim from Central Park. For the design of the façade, SHoP Architects combined materiality and proportions of Manhattan’s most prized historic skyscrapers with intelligent design and technology. The deep profiles and pattern of the terracotta create a sweeping play of light and shadow up the east and west facades. The 82-story supertall tower rises adjacent to historic Steinway Hall, a New York City landmark, and houses sixty new condominium residences with dramatic views of Central Park and Midtown Manhattan.

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111 West 57th Street Continues Rising As Glass, Bronze, And Terracotta Begin To Glisten

JDS Development Group’s 111 West 57th Street has made substantial construction progress as the 1,428-foot tower climbs into prominence in the Midtown Manhattan skyline. The curtain wall installation is well underway and visible from the street, with glass on the north and south facades and the supertall’s signature terracotta and bronze along the east and west facades. The project will soon break through the so-called “Midtown-Plateau” to take its place as one of the tallest residential skyscrapers in New York City. Designed by SHoP Architects, the tower will be the third tallest in New York City and one of the most slender skyscrapers in the world at a width to height ration of 1:24.

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10-Story, 14-Unit Mixed-Use Project The Fitzroy Tops Out at 514 West 24th Street, Chelsea

In construction news, the beautiful Chelsea condo The Fitzroy has topped out at 10 stories. The new art deco-inspired building from residential real estate developer JDS Development Group and architects Roman and Williams features just 14 residences. Soon the character and sophistication of the green terra-cotta façade (with copper-clad oak windows) will be matched by the generous interior dimensions and gorgeous classic finishes of these exclusive condos: from the Fior di Pesco marble countertops and Waterworks R.W. Atlas fixtures in the custom kitchens to the copper soaking tubs and radiant-heat floors in the baths.

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Façade Installation Underway At 11-Story Baltic Park Slope At 613 Baltic Street

Construction is underway on the façade of JDS Development Group’s new condo development: Baltic in Park Slope. The NYC real estate developers enlisted VOA Associates to create the unique white-brick and glass exterior for the 11-story residential tower, which topped out in the summer of 2016. Upon completion, Baltic will introduce 43 luxury residences to the neighborhood, in addition to more than 3,000 square feet of retail space. Baltic’s resident amenities include a fitness center, landscaped garden, private lounge, and a rooftop terrace and cinema.

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11-Story, 44-Unit Mixed-Use Condo Project Rises To Fifth Floor At 613 Baltic Street, Park Slope

Construction is underway at Baltic, Park Slope’s newest luxury condo and retail development. With convenient access to booming Downtown Brooklyn, the JDS Development Group project is expected to open in 2017, and sales of two- and three-bedroom apartments have already begun. The building will feature plentiful amenities for residents, including a fitness center, landscaped gardens and terraces, a roof deck complete with grills and dining areas, bike storage and car garage, and a private movie theater.

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Landmarks Approves Changes To Dime Savings Bank, Paving Way For Brooklyn’s Tallest Tower At 340 Flatbush Avenue Extension

The Landmarks Preservation Commission, on Tuesday, issued a decision that paves the way for construction of Brooklyn’s new tallest tower, which will be located at 340 Flatbush Avenue Extension, on the same block as Junior’s.   Existing conditions at Dime Savings Bank, 9 DeKalb Avenue   The commission approved changes to the former Dime Savings […]

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LPC Chair, Top Architects Review NYC’s Adaptive Reuse Projects

A recent meeting led by the Landmarks Preservation Commission focused on the successes of the New York City landmarks law over the past 50 years. The law, which focuses on adaptive reuse, promotes historic preservation and has approved numerous successful rejuvenations including the 1925 Steinway Hall building currently being integrated into a supertall residential tower by JDS Development Group. The New York City real estate developers are building the skyscraper in true New York fashion, with the structure’s slenderness breaking records, rising up from the historic landmark at its foundation.

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