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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 little by little grow to be a new icon for new york‘s skyline with its simple, stepping side profile, and has now created its mark on the town at the foot of central park.
mounting to a top of 1,428 toes (435 meters), the tower is the tallest household making in the western hemisphere. it emerges from the landmarked ‘steinway corridor,’ developed in 1925 by the architects of grand central station and property steinway & sons piano company. honoring the craft of the steinway piano together with the essential link to outdated new york, the tower integrates meticulous ornamentation together its facade and interiors (see designboom’s earlier protection right here) which reinterprets historic motifs with a present-day expression.
Store architects is at present approaching the completion of its ‘brooklyn tower’ nearby (see designboom’s protection right here) which rises from the landmarked dime bank in a related way. like the brooklyn tower, 111 west 57th avenue is designed with a respect for the architecture of the earlier, hunting backward to generate a new style and design language.
Shop architects transforms the city
the 111 west 57th road tower by Shop architects (see much more listed here) introduces a whole of 60 residences together the foundation of central park. fourteen of these houses will be situated inside the renovated landmarked setting up while 46 entire-ground and duplex residences will be within just the new tower. though the team now celebrates the completion of the exterior architecture, interiors by studio sofield (see more listed here) are before long to be revealed.
the improvement has achieved yet another big milestone — the begin of closings inside the tower part of the project, this means citizens can now begin to go in. closings in the landmark part experienced begun beforehand. the challenge is formulated by JDS progress team, house markets group, and spruce cash partners.
picture © david sundberg
notice to craft: an homage to previous new york
Store architects integrates terracotta detailing into the facade of its 111 west 57th avenue tower. while the fabrication of these meticulously designed factors are difficult with out the use of contemporary technological innovation, the artisanal product can be traced again across new york’s architecture to above a century.
each terracotta panel is separately forged, fired, and hand glazed. at at the time repetitive and various, this system comprises thousands of solid panels that wrap the east and west facades of the tower. total, the result is a radiantly striated sample that accommodates subtle openings is glass and bronze. the group at Shop designed 20-six panel varieties which ended up merged into an harmonious total, ‘poetically expressed like notes into a chord.’
graphic © david sundberg