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57th Street Tower Ignores the Existence of Taller Neighbors

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Rendering by Hayes Davidson and SHoP Architects.

The "slenderest" building in all the land, 111 West 57th Street, unveiled its teaser site this morning and revealed a new rendering. A couple of notable things: first, the height of the SHoP-designed tower is confirmed as 1,428 feet. Second, both the rendering and the very vertical infographic on the teaser site don't allude to neighboring structures in development that will be taller than it. Case in point: the Nordstrom Tower, located a block to the west, comes in at around 1,500 feet without counting its spire. Yup, it's blatantly ignored. And what about 220 Central Park South? It may be 500 feet shorter than Nordstrom and 111 West 57th, but other renderings of future Midtown didn't forget it.

JDS Development Property Market Group's much-anticipated skinny skyscraper will hold 60 apartments—46 in the tower (with full-floor floorplans) and 14 in landmarked Steinway Hall at the base. Of course, they're going to be ridiculously expensive, starting at $14 million, with some commanding asks of $100 million.

Click on each section of the infographic, which compares the heights of different towers in New York City and across the world—putting 111 West 57th at the top, naturally—to see it bigger:

The teaser site also displays a glowing quotation from Vanity Fair's Paul Goldberger's 2014 assessment of 57th Street's megatowers:

· 111W57 [teaser site]
· Of Course SHoP's 57th Street Tower Will Have $100M Condos [Curbed]
· All 111 West 57th Street coverage [Curbed]

111 W 57th St

111 West 57th Street, Manhattan, NY 10019