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a slender new york skyscraper
slender and supertall, Shop architects‘ 111 west 57th road skyscraper sees the completion of its exterior architecture. the tapering tower has steadily develop into a new icon for new york‘s skyline with its very simple, stepping side profile, and has now made its mark on the city at the foot of central park.
soaring to a peak of 1,428 feet (435 meters), the tower is the tallest household constructing in the western hemisphere. it emerges from the landmarked ‘steinway corridor,’ constructed in 1925 by the architects of grand central station and house steinway & sons piano firm. honoring the craft of the steinway piano along with the important link to old new york, the tower integrates meticulous ornamentation together its facade and interiors (see designboom’s past protection here) which reinterprets historic motifs with a modern expression.
Store architects is presently approaching the completion of its ‘brooklyn tower’ nearby (see designboom’s protection here) which rises from the landmarked dime bank in a very similar way. like the brooklyn tower, 111 west 57th street is intended with a respect for the architecture of the previous, wanting backward to build a new structure language.
Store architects transforms the metropolis
the 111 west 57th street tower by Store architects (see additional in this article) introduces a total of 60 residences along the base of central park. fourteen of these households will be positioned inside the renovated landmarked making while 46 full-flooring and duplex residences will be within the new tower. while the staff now celebrates the completion of the exterior architecture, interiors by studio sofield (see much more listed here) are before long to be disclosed.
the improvement has reached a different big milestone — the start off of closings inside the tower part of the task, which means inhabitants can now begin to go in. closings in the landmark part had commenced formerly. the job is produced by JDS growth group, property markets group, and spruce money companions.
picture © david sundberg
focus to craft: an homage to outdated new york
Shop architects integrates terracotta detailing into the facade of its 111 west 57th street tower. while the fabrication of these meticulously built factors are extremely hard without having the use of modern know-how, the artisanal material can be traced back across new york’s architecture to about a century.
each terracotta panel is separately solid, fired, and hand glazed. at after repetitive and diversified, this system contains hundreds of cast panels that wrap the east and west facades of the tower. all round, the outcome is a radiantly striated sample that accommodates delicate openings is glass and bronze. the crew at Shop designed 20-six panel forms which have been mixed into an harmonious complete, ‘poetically expressed like notes into a chord.’
graphic © david sundberg