SHoP's elegant West 57th Street superscraper-to-be has a few new renderings that illustrate just how impressive and slender it is. Developed by JDS and PMG, the 1,350-foot tower now has a visualization from the loop in Central Park and a new render providing a closer look at the terracotta facade's textural detail. The renderings were first spotted by NY YIMBY on the SHoP Architects website. As of mid-February all permits and funds were in place to begin construction of the building that will see the preservation and integration of the site's existing Steinway Building facade and the gutting of its interiors. The building has also seen the appropriation of 111 West 57th Street as its addressCurbed has previously reported the building's number as 107 West 57th Street, which is one of the many parcels being incorporated into the superscraper. It is unknown whether the new tower will take the Steinway name.
[A previously released rendering of 111 West 57th Street.]
The Skyscraper Museum recently hosted a talk about the particularities and physics behind the soaring tower, which you can now watch in-full on YouTube. Construction is expected to be completed in 2016.
· New Renderings: 111 West 57th Street [YIMBY]
· All 107 / 111 West 57th Street coverage [Curbed]