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a slender new york skyscraper
slender and supertall, Shop architects‘ 111 west 57th street skyscraper sees the completion of its exterior architecture. the tapering tower has progressively turn into a new icon for new york‘s skyline with its easy, stepping aspect profile, and has now created its mark on the town at the foot of central park.
rising to a top of 1,428 ft (435 meters), the tower is the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere. it emerges from the landmarked ‘steinway corridor,’ built in 1925 by the architects of grand central station and household steinway & sons piano company. honoring the craft of the steinway piano along with the important connection to outdated new york, the tower integrates meticulous ornamentation together its facade and interiors (see designboom’s prior coverage listed here) which reinterprets historic motifs with a up to date expression.
Shop architects is presently approaching the completion of its ‘brooklyn tower’ nearby (see designboom’s coverage below) which rises from the landmarked dime bank in a comparable way. like the brooklyn tower, 111 west 57th road is designed with a regard for the architecture of the earlier, wanting backward to create a new structure language.
Shop architects transforms the town
the 111 west 57th street tower by Store architects (see more listed here) introduces a total of 60 residences together the base of central park. fourteen of these homes will be located inside the renovated landmarked making although 46 entire-flooring and duplex residences will be inside of the new tower. even though the staff now celebrates the completion of the exterior architecture, interiors by studio sofield (see extra right here) are soon to be disclosed.
the development has achieved yet another key milestone — the get started of closings in the tower portion of the venture, meaning inhabitants can now start out to move in. closings in the landmark part had commenced formerly. the project is created by JDS progress group, residence markets group, and spruce money associates.
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awareness to craft: an homage to previous new york
Shop architects integrates terracotta detailing into the facade of its 111 west 57th street tower. though the fabrication of these meticulously built elements are extremely hard devoid of the use of modern day technological innovation, the artisanal product can be traced back across new york’s architecture to above a century.
just about every terracotta panel is separately forged, fired, and hand glazed. at after repetitive and different, this system contains thousands of cast panels that wrap the east and west facades of the tower. over-all, the outcome is a radiantly striated pattern that accommodates delicate openings is glass and bronze. the workforce at Shop intended 20-six panel sorts which were put together into an harmonious entire, ‘poetically expressed like notes into a chord.’
image © david sundberg