Pritzker Prize-winning architect Álvaro Siza has worked on numerous projects across the globe—many located in his native Portgual—but has yet to make his mark on the New York City skyline. But that will change in 2020, when his first building in the city, a 35-story Hell’s Kitchen tower, opens to the public.
The building, which is being developed by Sumaida + Khurana and LENY, will have just 80 apartments when it’s completed, and sales for those will launch sometime this fall. In the meantime, the developers have launched a teaser site for the project, which also brings some fresh renderings that are more detailed than previous looks at the building.
The teaser site doesn’t offer too many details, but here’s what we do know about the project: The building itself is quite miminalist, with a limestone facade and large windows in a tower rising from a blockier base. The placement of windows—with many corner apartments—will maximize views of the Hudson to the west, and the skyline to the east.
The building’s interiors are being designed by Gabellini Sheppard Associates, which previously worked with the developers on Tadao Ando’s 152 Elizabeth Street. The bulk of the apartments will be one-, two- and three-bedrooms, but there will also be some larger maisonettes and penthouses. Pricing for those units has yet to be revealed, but given the pedigree and the location, you can likely expect them to be pricey.
Construction on the tower, located at 611 West 56th Street, is already underway and on target for a 2020 completion date. When sales do launch later this year, they’ll be handled by Debra LaChance, Leonard Steinberg, and Therese Evans of Compass.