Recent construction site photos by NyConstructionPhoto are giving us the first real glimpse at planned Midtown supertall, 111 West 57th Street’s alluring bronze and terracotta facade.
We first got a look at these panels this past August when they arrived on site. Only a few panels had been installed at that time, but now a much larger portion of the building is clad in the facade.
The architecture firm on the project, SHoP Architects, wanted to “bring back the quality, materiality and proportions of historic NYC towers,” in their design. These particular materials will take up the east and west facades of the building, and a glass curtain wall with run up along the north, offering views of Central Park.
Having put most of its troubles behind, the JDS and Property Markets Group-developed tower has been steadily making progress over the last few months. Early in August, the skinny supertall’s first condos quietly entered into contract. The 1,428-foot tower will have just 60 condos, and the developers are looking for a $1.45 billion sellout. Construction is expected to wrap up sometime in 2019.