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Note: As this project is under construction, the data is based on the most reliable information currently available. This data is thus subject to change until the building has completed and all information can be confirmed and ratified by the CTBUH.


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Height: Occupied
345.5 m / 1,134 ft
 
Height: To Tip
438.3 m / 1,438 ft (est)
Height: Architectural
438.3 m / 1,438 ft
 
111 West 57th Street Outline
Floors Above Ground
80
# of Elevators
2
Tower GFA
29,357 m² / 315,996 ft²
# of Apartments
60

Facts

Official Name 111 West 57th Street
Other Names Stairway to Heaven, Steinway Tower, 105 West 57th Street, 107 West 57th Street
Structure Type Building
Status Under Construction
Country United States
City New York City
Street Address & Map 107 West 57th Street
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2012
Construction Start 2015
Completion 2018
Official Website 111 West 57th Street

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer JDS Development Group
Architect
Design SHoP Architects
Structural Engineer
Design WSP Group
MEP Engineer
Design Jaros, Baum & Bolles
Other Consultant
• Civil AKRF
Façade Buro Happold
• 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

About 111 West 57th Street

In a bold move blending thoughtful design with urban sensitivity, 111 West 57th Street typifies the luxurious extreme of the superslim typology in New York City. Containing only 60 units, the tower will offer an exclusive, centered perspective on Manhattan’s Midtown neighborhood, affording uninhibited views of the entire urban region.

The tower’s form is derived through an unconventional interpretation of what is possible when working with the requirements of the Midtown zoning envelope, multiplying the height of each setback to present a feathered, rather than a stepped, profile. New ways were also explored to exploit the possibilities of terra-cotta, one of the most flexible and beautiful materials from the golden age of the Manhattan skyscraper. Blocks will be extruded and glazed, then stacked into undulating “pilasters” on the east and west façades, their staggered waves combining into a subtle and distinctive moiré pattern. Each pilaster ascends to one of the stepped setbacks above, so the tower appears to dematerialize as it rises. Alternating between them are vertical bands of glazing trimmed with bronze. To the north and south, views of the city and nearby Central Park are maximized through the use of taught, cleanly detailed glass walls. The footprint of the building was kept as compact as possible, positioning it well back from the street to respect and preserve the landmark Steinway Building at its base.

The result is one-of-a-kind superslim: an exercise in sensitive urbanism, the creative use of technology, and a pride of place that could only be found in Manhattan. Topping out at over 435 meters, when completed it will be among the tallest towers in the city, and one of the most slender skyscrapers in the world.

CTBUH Initiatives

Skin New York
27 Aug 2015 – Event Invite

Skin NY
27 Aug 2015 – Event Report

The Current State of Slender Buildings in NYC
30 Jul 2015 – Event Report

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Skin NY
27 Aug 2015, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH New York, in association with the New York Young Professionals Committee hosted an event entitled Skin:NY that focused on high-rise façade design and construction
The Current State of Slender Buildings in NYC
30 Jul 2015, New York City – Event Report
SHoP Architects welcomed a group of architects and engineers for a lively discussion and exchange of ideas about slender buildings.
New York’s New Delirium
Oct 2013, New York City – Tour Report
At least five once-in-a-lifetime multi-acre projects are underway in New York. CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik reports on his journey to investigate further.

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New York City’s 111 West 57th Street Receives Final Approval
7 Jan 2015 – Building applications for the tower at 111 West…

Skinny Skyscraper Floorplans Revealed in New York City
21 Nov 2014 – During a presentation about 111 West 57th Street…

Video: Skinny Is “In” for New York Skyscrapers
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New York City’s 111 West 57th Street Receives Final Approval
7 Jan 2015
Building applications for the tower at 111 West 57th Street have been approved. The superthin tower will rise 426 meters and will have approximately 55 residences.…
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Skinny Skyscraper Floorplans Revealed in New York City
21 Nov 2014
During a presentation about 111 West 57th Street, floorplans were shared confirming that each apartment will take up an entire floor. The skyscraper will reach more than…
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Video: Skinny Is “In” for New York Skyscrapers
7 Nov 2013
A recent installment of Yahoo! News feature “The Future Is Now” explores the emerging trend of super-skinny skyscrapers in New York. Following the proposal for 111 West…
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57th Street's Super Skinny Tower Clears First Approval
18 Oct 2013
The new residential tower at 111 West 57th planned for New York may soon be able to lay claim to the title of skinniest skyscraper in the world. The design, by SHoP…
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JDS Plans Another Skinny Tower on West 57th Street
9 Sep 2013
JDS Development and Property Markets Group have launched a plan to build an ultra-skinny condominium tower at 111 West 57th Street, The Wall Street Journal reports. The 1…
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JDS Plans Manhattan Tower Next to Steinway Building
7 May 2013
With its March purchase of New York's landmark Steinway Hall, JDS Development Group is considering expanding its planned 105-107 W. 57th Street tower. Now that it owns…

Research Papers

Apartments in Skyscrapers: Innovations and Perspectives of their Typology Development
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City

The Logic of Luxury 2.0
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City

The New Supers: Super-Slender Towers of New York
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Apartments in Skyscrapers: Innovations and Perspectives of their Typology Development
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Elena Generalova & Viktor Generalov, Samara State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering
The paper proposes to reflect on the questions: what does the typology of apartments in contemporary high-rise construction mean and whether it is consistent with the…
The Logic of Luxury 2.0
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Carol Willis, The Skyscraper Museum
This paper recaps the “what and why” of the super-slender type and gives an abbreviated illustration of the mechanics of the “logic of luxury.” The second part of the…
The New Supers: Super-Slender Towers of New York
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Silvian Marcus, WSP Group
432 Park Avenue, the MoMA Tower and Steinway Tower at 111 West 57th Street are the first of a new generation of supertall buildings in New York City. 432 Park Avenue will…
Perspectives on the Skyscraper City
Oct 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue IV; New York 2015 Conference Special
To commemorate the CTBUH 2015 International Conference, some of the most prominent voices in the New York tall building industry today – all of whom are speaking at the…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: New York: The Ultimate Skyscraper Laboratory
Oct 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
A timeline of skyscraper completions in New York uncannily resembles the boom and bust cycles of the United States in the 20th and early 21st centuries. The most active…

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