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Zapatan Apr 23, 2019 5:23 PM


Originally Posted by NYguy (Post 8549356)
You're not worthy.

Okay whatever...

I'll enjoy its presence anyway, makes no difference.

This thing is truly a feat of engineering :yes:


GertElim Apr 24, 2019 6:34 AM

The Norwegian Apr 24, 2019 1:01 PM

Today at New York YIMBY :cheers:


111 West 57th Street’s Super-Slender Concrete Formwork Officially Tops Out Atop Billionaires’ Row, In Midtown

Construction at 111 West 57th Street has reached a major milestone, as the reinforced concrete superstructure for the second-tallest building in New York City by roof height and the world’s most slender building is now topped out. The future 1,428-foot-tall tower is being designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS Development, Property Markets Group, and Spruce Capital Partners. Douglas Elliman is handling sales and marketing for the 46 condominiums.

In a joint statement, JDS Developmet’s Michael Stern and Property Markets Group’s Kevin Maloney told YIMBY,

The superstructure completion of 111 West 57th Street is a major construction milestone. We are so proud of the design and construction of this building and are thrilled to share it with New Yorkers as it begins to fully come to fruition, including the imminent installation of the decorative crown, marking the official top off. This building was made by New Yorkers through and through, and that’s very exciting to us.

Recent photos show the rising Art Deco-patterned terra cotta panels on the sides of the skyscraper while the glass panels on the north and south sides are also going up.

Pic from above article

Zerton Apr 24, 2019 1:25 PM

The crown will be the most exciting part to watch imo.

NYguy Apr 25, 2019 4:48 AM


Originally Posted by Zerton (Post 8550532)
The crown will be the most exciting part to watch imo.

Yes. After the facade itself, I think it's the best part of the tower. It may look even better in reality.


Welcome princeton to 111west57st ! Now let’s watch the launch of some facade panels.




GertElim Apr 25, 2019 12:51 PM

TonyL Apr 25, 2019 6:07 PM


Originally Posted by Zerton (Post 8550532)
The crown will be the most exciting part to watch imo.

Dont forget the 800 ton mass tuned damper.

chris08876 Apr 25, 2019 8:00 PM

Scroll down and read some of the comments on the yimby article regarding the topping out (concrete formwork)

There are some folks that really, really... don't like this. :haha:

Even saying the architecture is bad.

They are a nuts I'd imagine. This tower is a work of art, not "" Zero architectural aesthetics. A sty in the Manhattan skyline. Keep your box of spaghetti that took 6 years to build. ""

Zerton Apr 25, 2019 8:20 PM

I think a lot of people dislike what the really tall residential towers represent. They're something everyone has to look at but will never be able to afford. I kind of agree with that sentiment. But I like skyscrapers so much that I overlook it.

chris08876 Apr 26, 2019 2:29 AM


Originally Posted by Skyguy_7 (Post 8552489)
^Those are very immature people, most of whom are of one particular political persuasion. Mature people can appreciate beauty knowing they cannot afford it, like admiring a Rembrandt, Rolls Royce or this tower. Most importantly they do not resent the owner and even aspire to be an owner someday, ie seek to emulate rather than envy.

I agree with this. Tall buildings are not to be feared, and can be admired. Same reason why folks admire Lambos or La Ferraris. And some of these folks live in a city full of them. I say... hey "Agnus" or "Petuna", if you don't like it, move to the suburbs. Actually, move to NJ, plenty of single family homes. Just a rivers crossing away from Manhattan actually.

NYguy Apr 26, 2019 4:27 AM


Originally Posted by Zerton (Post 8552417)
I think a lot of people dislike what the really tall residential towers represent.

I find that people on the internet or any public forum generally dislike anything being built or proposed. This tower could be 1,400 ft of affordable housing, and they still wouldn't like it.

As far as politics, we don't get into those discussions here.


GertElim Apr 26, 2019 7:41 AM

GertElim Apr 26, 2019 7:48 AM

NYguy Apr 27, 2019 5:14 PM


NYguy Apr 27, 2019 6:29 PM

APRIL 27, 2019

chris08876 Apr 27, 2019 10:14 PM
Credit: jdsdevelopmentgroup

Prezrezc Apr 27, 2019 11:23 PM

Only one thing to say 'bout dat now, innere?

K Boys...A1ANA2ANA........

pianowizard Apr 28, 2019 1:01 PM

^I like that Instagram post: "No rain at the top"!

Is the crown going to be 100% decorative, or will it have a few steps or even floors that people can climb?

HomrQT Apr 28, 2019 3:49 PM

The biggest obstacle with this building is trying to get a photo of the entire building while still enjoying the insanely good details it has. Either the photo is zoomed out and encapsulates the wonderfully elegant massing, or it's zoomed in to show off the incredible facade details.

NYguy Apr 28, 2019 4:35 PM

Some early renderings of that glorious crown...

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