Sky High and the Logic of Luxury: 111 West 57th St – The Skyscraper Museum

Skyscraper Museum Director Carol Willis moderated a panel discussion with the team behind 111 West 57th Street including SHoP Architects Principal Gregg Pasquarelli, JDS Development Group Founder Michael Stern, and WSP Cantor Seinuk CEO Silvian Marcus. During the panel discussion, when asked by Carol Willis to talk about what inspired him to take on the project at 111 West 57th Street, Michael Stern emphasized his interest in the juxtaposition of old and new. Drawing from the “DNA” of the Steinway Building, JDS Development wished to create a tower that honored (but did not imitate) the original structure, while also acknowledging the evolving skyline of New York as it has developed since the Steinway Building was constructed.