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Midtown supertall 111 West 57th Street starts to get its terracotta facade

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Another milestone for the building amid rumored financial woes

111 West 57th Street is finally getting its terracotta and bronze facade.
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It’s been an eventful few weeks for JDS and Property Markets Group’s skinny supertall tower in the making at 111 West 57th Street.

The facade of the restored landmarked Steinway Hall, which will be incorporated into the building’s base, was unveiled in late June after its thorough restoration. That happened just before word arrived that the project might be in some financial hot water owing to cost overruns and an investor lawsuit.

That news was quickly eclipsed by rumor of the building’s first closings, and now the developers have another small triumph to celebrate: The building’s terracotta and bronze facade is now being installed, New York YIMBY has learned.

Just a few of the facade panels have been installed on the south-facing side of the building, but they look pretty spot-on compared to the mock-up that appeared way back in 2015. (See that as an Instagram embed below.)

Construction is ongoing on the 1,428-foot building and is poised to wrap up in 2018 or 2019.

Revealing our #111w57 Visual Mock Up: terracotta, glass, and bronze filagree #vmu #gasp #buildingthedream #jdsconstruction @shoparchitects

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