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NYguy Oct 3, 2013 8:58 PM

^ Leave that to the One57 thread.

CCs77 Oct 3, 2013 9:56 PM

I Cant get over of how slim this building will be, it's just astonishing...

I made this one comparing with what, until recently, was thought as the ultimate skinny tower, 432 Park.

According to the scheme that was posted some days ago, the tower will be about 60 x 75 ft (and even less in the upper floors) compared with the 93 ft of each side in 432 Park.

It is an exercise to see how it could work with the neccesary services. I estimate this tower, due to its height, should have at least three passenger elevators, plus one freight (432 has 4+1) to made the core minimum and leave free space for the apartments. I guess that it will have some external columns, similar to those on the old WTC. at least in the east and west facades. It could have two smaller apartments, of about 1700 sq ft or a bigger one of about 3500 sq. ft per floor (or bigger appartments that use two or more floors)

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/4610/i5vd.jpg

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reencharles Oct 4, 2013 3:02 AM

Unlike another nearby building, this one is AWESOME!

That's the difference: Even with the earlier height, they had a good design, but with the increase in height they had a chance to do something unique and epic, and did!

Submariner Oct 4, 2013 3:35 PM

Will this building be getting a diagram?

King DenCity Oct 4, 2013 3:48 PM

^Yeah, Diagram Please!

antinimby Oct 9, 2013 2:12 AM

Check out some of these shots of a model on display here:

http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showth...l=1#post437507

Love the jagged crown top. This tower is a gem in the making. :slob:

mistermetAJ Oct 9, 2013 3:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by antinimby (Post 6295960)
Check out some of these shots of a model on display here:

http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showth...l=1#post437507

Love the jagged crown top. This tower is a gem in the making. :slob:

Great massing, great crown, and most important, quality materials used. This is the kind of skyscraper architecture New York has been missing for some time. This cant be built fast enough.

Im still in disbelief this came from SHoP of all firms. Talk about taking your craft up a notch.

hunser Oct 9, 2013 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mistermetAJ (Post 6296070)
Great massing, great crown, and most important, quality materials used. This is the kind of skyscraper architecture New York has been missing for some time. This cant be built fast enough.

Im still in disbelief this came from SHoP of all firms. Talk about taking your craft up a notch.

I couldn't agree more. Plus it has the perfect height.

Derek2k3

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NYguy Oct 9, 2013 10:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by antinimby (Post 6295960)
Check out some of these shots of a model on display here:

http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showth...l=1#post437507

Love the jagged crown top. This tower is a gem in the making. :slob:


Another look at it...


http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/152796626/large.jpg



http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/152796626/original.jpg



http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/152796627/large.jpg



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nomad11 Oct 9, 2013 11:43 PM

From those models, it actually seems a little wider than I first thought...let's hope they get this trophy built :cheers:

easy as pie Oct 9, 2013 11:49 PM

sets a new standard for midtown manhattan. makes barnett look as greedy as the rest of them. a truly amazing tower this one.

nomad11 Oct 9, 2013 11:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by easy as pie (Post 6297475)
sets a new standard for midtown manhattan. makes barnett look as greedy as the rest of them. a truly amazing tower this one.

I still hold out hope for the Nordstrom Tower's official design

CCs77 Oct 10, 2013 12:35 AM

Cool pictures NYguy, did you take them?

Do you have some of the Central Park looking facade? I think a downside of this building is that the less interesting, and most conventional facade will be the one with more visibility, facing directly at Central Park. I understand that facade is made that way to maximize the views from the interior toward the park, but I don't find it much appealing, at least not so far.

In the renders it looks like that facade is curved, which looks atractive, but in the model looks flat, at least in the pictures of Wired New York. I was thinking that maybe it could look better if they made this facade slighty curved in the vertical plane also, by varying the size of the cantilevers on each floors.

Also I see there are some drawings. I can see a facade and a section, are there some floor plans?

Thanks for the pictures.

King DenCity Oct 10, 2013 2:31 AM

I found my soulmate tower. ;)
Let's just hope she starts construction soon. :)

I agree with easy as pie let's just hope architects can follow this great example of a building. :)

NYguy Oct 10, 2013 3:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CCs77 (Post 6297537)
Cool pictures NYguy, did you take them?

Do you have some of the Central Park looking facade? I think a downside of this building is that the less interesting, and most conventional facade will be the one with more visibility, facing directly at Central Park. I understand that facade is made that way to maximize the views from the interior toward the park, but I don't find it much appealing, at least not so far.

In the renders it looks like that facade is curved, which looks atractive, but in the model looks flat, at least in the pictures of Wired New York.

Also I see there are some drawings. I can see a facade and a section, are there some floor plans?


Yes, I took the photos earlier. There were some sketches and other info there, but I mainly went to see the models. I'll be going back, and I'm sure others will get photos as well, it will be on display until April. As far as the façade goes, the Central Park facing façade is pretty much straightforward, but for obvious reasons. I didn't notice any curve in the façade, but I wasn't really looking for it.

I think this tower will be on the level of Tower Verre, in the sense that it's something New York should have built decades ago, in the class of the Chrysler and ESB. It's almost a perfect NY tower, like the Tower Verre. It's also a very thin tower, as you can see in the background of this 432 Park model...


http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/152796630/original.jpg





http://www.citylandnyc.org/proposed-...ll/#more-20423

Proposed Residential Tower Would Encroach on Site of Steinway Hall


10/07/2013


Quote:

Applicants stated that a tower could be built as of right without the need to seek Landmarks’ approval, but the proposed plan would be more respectful toward the individual landmark. On October 1, 2013, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held a hearing on the proposal for the new development of a through-block site at 109 West 57th Street. The proposed residential tower, with commercial use on the lower stories, would occupy a vacant lot, as well as a portion of the adjacent lot where the individually landmarked Steinway Hall is located. A portion of Steinway Hall’s first-floor interior was recently designated by Landmarks.

Michael Stern, Managing Partner of JDS Development Group, testified that it would be possible to build a tower that is as tall at the street front as of right. Instead, they presented an application to Landmarks that would overlap with landmarked site, but minimize the development’s visual impact on Steinway Hall. Stern said the fundamental question before Landmarks was “which configuration is the better and more appropriate plan.” Stern noted that JDS had endorsed the interior landmark designation, and that the new development would entail the “meticulous restoration” of Steinway Hall.

Higgins and Quaseberth consultant Bill Higgins said the developers intended to build a “dramatic vertical skyline building in direct juxtaposition with the landmark.” Higgins said the proposal was “keeping with the spirit of New York City” and the “vertical instinct” of Manhattan development.

The application was presented by Christopher Sharples, Gregg Pasquarelli and Vishaan Chakrabarti of SHoP Architects, the design firm behind the Barclay Center and Pier 17. A glass atrium would face the streetwall, with a zoning setback requirement of 85 feet. The applicants said the sidewall of the Steinway building would be visible through transparent glass of the atrium, which would provide a handicapped-accessible entrance to the Landmarked interior. Steinway Hall’s sidewall would also be visible to pedestrians above the atrium. The set back tower would rise to a height of 1,350 ft., and the development would possess 300,000 sq. ft. of zoning footage. The walls on the interior courtyard of Steinway Hall would be demolished as part of the development. The development would include a permanent auditorium space, over which the Steinway company would retain control.

Chakrabarti said they had looked at “skyscrapers that New Yorkers adore” when designing the tower, and determined that those skyscrapers shared the characteristics of slim silhouettes, spires, and fine cladding materials. The proposed tower would have a series of small setbacks that Chakrabarti referred to as “feathering.” Pasquareli said that the building’s materials were inspired by those of Steinway Hall, and would be comprised of bronze, glass, and terra cotta. He further added that “the notion of depth and texture was incredibly important,” and that the tower’s east and west facades would features 26 uniquely shaped twisting terra cotta columns with brass filigree, each with a maximum depth of eighteen inches. The tower would be faced with glass and bronze on the north and south and be topped with an all-glass spire.

Most were highly in favor of this new tower, which eventually will be a landmark in its own right.


Quote:

The New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Andrea Goldwyn commended the owners for their willingness to protect the integrity of the landmark, and also deemed the design and materials generally appropriate. However, Goldwyn found the height of the tower excessive for the location, calling it “startling and out-of-scale.” Nadezhda Williams, of the Historic Districts Council, expressed concern about the precedent that would be set by approval of the project, and said she felt that the applicants were using the possibility of the as-of-right project as a “threat” to force the application through the review process. Christabel Gough, of the Society for the Architecture of the City, called the proposal “a space needle on top of a piano showroom” and “astoundingly, fantastically inappropriate.”

Lee Ping Kwan, testified in favor of the proposal, and suggested that the applicants work with glaze artists on the terra cotta columns. Landmarks Chair Robert B. Tierney stated that Manhattan Community Board 5 had also issued a resolution supporting the plan. Landmarks General Counsel Mark Silberman clarified that commissioners had the authority to review the proposal in its entirety, not just its impact on Steinway Hall.

Commissioner Fred Bland found the proposal generally approvable, calling it “far superior” than the tower that could be built without Landmarks’ oversight. Bland stated that the tower would make “a huge contribution” to the collection of skyscrapers in the City. Commissioner Michael Goldblum concurred, determining that Steinway Hall was ultimately better served by this plan than what could otherwise be built, and that the architecture was “really lovely.” Goldblum advised that the new building could be revised to better recognize and interact with Steinway Hall. Joan Gerner praised the proposal as “incredibly creative,” and commended its modern interpretation of historic facade materials.

Commissioner Margery Perlmutter found the tower inconsistent with Landmarks’ prior actions that allowed the removal of walls from an individual City landmark. Perlmutter said that there were more appropriate sites in the City to develop a residential tower.

Without a quorum for a vote, Chair Tierney said that he agreed the proposal represented a direction of “letting this landmark breathe, and letting it be restored,” as well as “high quality, inventive, creative architecture.” He asked the applicants to return to Landmarks at a later date for further discussion and a possible vote.

Roadcruiser1 Oct 10, 2013 8:29 AM

A bigger image of the renderings from Arch Daily and SHOP.

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I have to say this building is actually better looking than I thought. At first I thought it would come out terrible, but it's so beautiful. Just look at those terracotta stripes..........

MarshallKnight Oct 10, 2013 8:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roadcruiser1 (Post 6297901)
A bigger image of the renderings from Arch Daily and SHOP.

Is it driving anyone else nuts that they mistakenly photoshopped One57 in front of Metropolitan and Carnegie? It's like an unintentional Escher.

DCReid Oct 10, 2013 9:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NYguy (Post 6297771)
Yes, I took the photos earlier. There were some sketches and other info there, but I mainly went to see the models. I'll be going back, and I'm sure others will get photos as well, it will be on display until April. As far as the façade goes, the Central Park facing façade is pretty much straightforward, but for obvious reasons. I didn't notice any curve in the façade, but I wasn't really looking for it.

I think this tower will be on the level of Tower Verre, in the sense that it's something New York should have built decades ago, in the class of the Chrysler and ESB. It's almost a perfect NY tower, like the Tower Verre. It's also a very thin tower, as you can see in the background of this 432 Park model...


http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/152796630/original.jpg





http://www.citylandnyc.org/proposed-...ll/#more-20423

Proposed Residential Tower Would Encroach on Site of Steinway Hall


10/07/2013





Most were highly in favor of this new tower, which eventually will be a landmark in its own right.

Does this mean that this tower will need to get Landmark's approval to proceed as is? That could be an risky proposition!

NYguy Oct 11, 2013 1:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DCReid (Post 6298725)
Does this mean that this tower will need to get Landmark's approval to proceed as is? That could be an risky proposition!

They are altering the landmarked Steinway Hall in the process, something that needs approval. They already have permits for some interior demolition. JDS has the tower pushed back from the street, with Steinway Hall in the forefront. They could always build as planned to the current height, but the design would be worse for both Steinway Hall and the tower. I'm more interested that they have or get financing to begin next year as planned.


Quote:

Commissioner Fred Bland found the proposal generally approvable, calling it “far superior” than the tower that could be built without Landmarks’ oversight. Bland stated that the tower would make “a huge contribution” to the collection of skyscrapers in the City. Commissioner Michael Goldblum concurred, determining that Steinway Hall was ultimately better served by this plan than what could otherwise be built, and that the architecture was “really lovely.”

Quote:

For the most part, the Commission took no issue with the proposal, although a few had qualms about minor aspects—the height of the glass street wall, for example, or the question of how much of the tower was on the landmark site and how much wasn't—that prevented the building from being approved...yet. However, every commissioner but one expressed the opinion that the building itself was basically worth approval on the merit of its impressive design.

I agree. This will be the bigger brother (or sister) to the Tower Verre.

NYguy Oct 11, 2013 4:35 PM

This goes before the LPC on Tuesday ( October 15, 2013 ).

Onn Oct 11, 2013 5:24 PM

Wow this one's moving fast! Great stuff, the design is insane!

NYguy Oct 11, 2013 6:23 PM

I'm probably more excited for this than any other project in New York right now. At least until Tower Verre starts rising...


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NYguy Oct 13, 2013 12:41 PM

Even in its earlier incarnation, the tower was situated where the views over the park would be pretty much unobstructed, with lower highrises around.



http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/152847227/original.jpg



Here you see its close proximity to the Tower Verre site, and the sea of boxes both towers would rise around...

http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/152847228/original.jpg



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http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/152847230/original.jpg

NYguy Oct 14, 2013 12:48 PM

( October 13, 2013 )


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tarsier Oct 14, 2013 1:19 PM

I was walking by the project and noticed this sign - http://www.flickr.com/photos/emilio_guerra/9227288661/

it reads "work on this project is scheduled to be completed by December 2014" how is this possible.

Any thoughts?

NYguy Oct 14, 2013 3:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tarsier (Post 6301975)
I was walking by the project and noticed this sign - http://www.flickr.com/photos/emilio_guerra/9227288661/

it reads "work on this project is scheduled to be completed by December 2014" how is this possible.

Any thoughts?


At one time, this project would have been under construction already. As it is now, they won't begun until 2014.

superMike Oct 14, 2013 7:31 PM

Do you know if that project will be accepte like that ? Armanda Burden ,like tower verre ,dont cut it ?

NYguy Oct 15, 2013 8:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by superMike (Post 6302295)
Do you know if that project will be accepte like that ? Armanda Burden ,like tower verre ,dont cut it ?

That's not the way it works with landmarks. Either they can alter the landmark or they can't. The height doesn't play into it. But the alteration seems likely to be approved. We will learn more on that from the hearing later today...



http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/152886179/original.jpg

hunser Oct 15, 2013 5:52 PM

http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2013/1...s_approval.php

SHoP-Designed 1,350-Foot Tower Gets Landmarks Approval
Tuesday, October 15, 2013, by Jeremiah Budin

Quote:

The Landmarks Preservation Commission was sort of surprisingly okay with SHoP Architects' proposed 1,350-foot residential tower at 107 West 57th Street, the site of the landmarked Steinway Building (which will also be restored), when it was presented two weeks ago. While the commissioners did have a few concerns, the were for the most part related to the Steinway Building and not to the tower itself. At a second presentation this morning, SHoP addressed those concerns, revising their plans to demolish a much smaller portion of the structure taking up the Steinway Building's back courtyard and replacing the glass of the 57th Street atrium facade with a much clearer single-layered glass, so that observers at street level would be able to look through and see the landmarked building. The plans were approved, and so the 1,350-foot climb begins.

Onn Oct 15, 2013 6:02 PM

Yess!!! Time to Celebrate! Great News! :cheers:

hunser Oct 15, 2013 6:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Onn (Post 6303187)
Yess!!! Time to Celebrate!

The tower still needs financing. And things back in D.C. are not going well. Good luck to all the upcoming New York projects If the economy starts to crumble... :uhh:

Onn Oct 15, 2013 6:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hunser (Post 6303193)
The tower still needs financing. And things back in D.C. are not going well. Good luck to all the upcoming New York projects If the economy starts to crumble... :uhh:

The economy is actually doing fine, its Washington that's not doing fine. But the economy is growing fairly strongly right now. The same thing happened during the 95/96 shutdown, the economy did well despite the government shutdown. I think they will make a deal.

NYguy Oct 15, 2013 6:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hunser (Post 6303170)
http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2013/1...s_approval.php

SHoP-Designed 1,350-Foot Tower Gets Landmarks Approval
Tuesday, October 15, 2013, by Jeremiah Budin

Alright, I was expecting this news, but it's great to officially get it :tup:


Quote:

At a second presentation this morning, SHoP addressed those concerns, revising their plans to demolish a much smaller portion of the structure taking up the Steinway Building's back courtyard and replacing the glass of the 57th Street atrium facade with a much clearer single-layered glass, so that observers at street level would be able to look through and see the landmarked building.

I'm also happy they didn't have to remove the glass wall entirely. I like the look of it, and hopefully it's not watered down.



http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/152899343/original.jpg



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McSky Oct 15, 2013 6:49 PM

Great to see this approved! Should be an amazing project to watch, and a great addition to the skyline once it's done.

Several things that are confusing, though:

The blueprints seem to show the "tower cap" at 1291 feet height and 1351 feet elevation. The plot is 60 feet above sea level, so will the building be 1291 feet tall?

Secondly, I can't quite reconcile the placement of the tower on the blueprints with the aerial photos. The blueprints show that 2-story portion at the back of the empty lot will remain. That's surprising.

Lastly, how will the tower be shifted if they are going to demolish less of the rear courtyard of the Steinway? Anyone have images of this area?

NYguy Oct 15, 2013 7:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by McSky (Post 6303261)
The blueprints seem to show the "tower cap" at 1291 feet height and 1351 feet elevation. The plot is 60 feet above sea level, so will the building be 1291 feet tall?

Secondly, I can't quite reconcile the placement of the tower on the blueprints with the aerial photos. The blueprints show that 2-story portion at the back of the empty lot will remain. That's surprising.

Don't get too wrapped up in that. They say it will be 1,350 ft, including the crown. That could always change as the tower evolves.

http://www.citylandnyc.org/proposed-...ll/#more-20423

Quote:

The application was presented by Christopher Sharples, Gregg Pasquarelli and Vishaan Chakrabarti of SHoP Architects, the design firm behind the Barclay Center and Pier 17. A glass atrium would face the streetwall, with a zoning setback requirement of 85 feet. The applicants said the sidewall of the Steinway building would be visible through transparent glass of the atrium, which would provide a handicapped-accessible entrance to the Landmarked interior. Steinway Hall’s sidewall would also be visible to pedestrians above the atrium.

The set back tower would rise to a height of 1,350 ft., and the development would possess 300,000 sq. ft. of zoning footage. The walls on the interior courtyard of Steinway Hall would be demolished as part of the development. The development would include a permanent auditorium space, over which the Steinway company would retain control.

.....Chakrabarti said they had looked at “skyscrapers that New Yorkers adore” when designing the tower, and determined that those skyscrapers shared the characteristics of slim silhouettes, spires, and fine cladding materials. The proposed tower would have a series of small setbacks that Chakrabarti referred to as “feathering.”

Pasquareli said that the building’s materials were inspired by those of Steinway Hall, and would be comprised of bronze, glass, and terra cotta. He further added that “the notion of depth and texture was incredibly important,” and that the tower’s east and west facades would features 26 uniquely shaped twisting terra cotta columns with brass filigree, each with a maximum depth of eighteen inches. The tower would be faced with glass and bronze on the north and south and be topped with an all-glass spire.

Here's an overhead of Steinway Hall, and where the tower will rise....


http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/152899830/original.jpg



http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/152899831/original.jpg

superMike Oct 15, 2013 8:03 PM

Its a really good news !!

McSky Oct 15, 2013 8:05 PM

Here's an attempt to compare the blueprint with the aerial image. It's tricky because the north side of the Steinway descends in height twice before reaching 58th street frontage (15-story, 12-story, 3-story on the blueprint), meaning that the northernmost edge of the roof catching the light in the aerial image does not represent the streetwall.

I'm still confused by the "2-story" notation north of the tower, as that area seems to represent part of the higher structure in the aerial image.

http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/...ps49211fa3.jpg

The tower location indicated by those blueprints might change slightly due to the concession offered by JDS to the LPC today regarding less demolition of the rear courtyard of the Steinway.

NYguy Oct 15, 2013 9:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by McSky (Post 6303379)
I'm still confused by the "2-story" notation north of the tower, as that area seems to represent part of the higher structure in the aerial image.

The "2-story" addition was part of SHoPs plan for the alteration of Steinway Hall. It would have required a removal of part of the building (about half of the eastern wing). Apparently they won't be doing that now.

Quote:

At a second presentation this morning, SHoP addressed those concerns, revising their plans to demolish a much smaller portion of the structure taking up the Steinway Building's back courtyard



From LPC's facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/NYCLandmark...ation=timeline

Quote:


The Commission today approved the construction of a new building on the Steinway Hall site at 109-113 West 57th Street. The proposal calls for the restoration of the exterior and the construction of a tower on a portion of the landmarked site. The commissioners applauded the applicant on the design, with Commissioner Frederick Bland saying he appreciated its “daringness as well as its smartness,” and predicted it would be a landmark of the future.


I predict that as well...

ILNY Oct 16, 2013 12:06 AM

^ So construction should start soon, do they have financing for this tower?

McSky Oct 16, 2013 2:30 AM

Thanks for NYGuy for that info.

It's hard to keep up with the new projects, and rumors of projects. Check out the heights of these new buildings near the Park (in red). I put in Shvo in blue 'cause it seems very tentative. PLH is the Park Lane Hotel, which is selling for $650 million, apparently the site of a future tall tower.

http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/...psf7074b67.jpg


BTW, regarding the question above, to my knowledge JDS has refused to discuss their financing efforts for this tower so far.

NYguy Oct 16, 2013 5:32 AM

Work on the tower is not supposed to begin until next year.

superMike Oct 16, 2013 8:25 AM

I hope then you put on New York diagram soon !!

NYguy Oct 16, 2013 1:45 PM

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-styl...icle-1.1486771

Narrow tower, higher than Empire State Building, wins city approval
SHoP Architects-designed building on W. 57th St. is called 'daring' by Landmarks Commission. And it's not even the biggest tower in town.



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By Matt Chaban
October 15, 2013


Quote:

Ever want to look down on the Empire State Building? How about from your apartment?

In three years, well-heeled buyers will be able to do that from the top floors of a 1,350-foot tower that won approval Tuesday.

The building’s roofline is 100 feet higher than New York’s famous skyscraper — minus its iconic antenna — and will rise like a serrated knife next to Steinway Hall on W. 57th St.

The new-old tandem, due for completion in 2016, will contain about 100 apartments. Construction should start next spring, and the famed piano company will move out of its 1925 home.

The designers said they got their inspiration for the sleek structure from early cloud-busters such as the Empire State and Woolworth buildings. “It really comes from ... these slender, tapering towers
(but) rethinks them in a totally modern way,” said Gregg Pasquarelli, principal at SHoP Architects.

The tower would have only been 697 feet until the developers bought Steinway Hall — a deal that allowed for the building’s height to double, but also gave the Landmarks Preservation
Commission the final say.

The approval was a no brainer, members said.

“It represents the best of both worlds of new construction and design and historic preservation,” Commission Chairman Robert Tierney said Tuesday.

Fellow commissioner Fred Bland called the combo “daring and smart.”


At only 60 feet wide, the JDS Development and Property Markets Group tower appears to defy gravity.

“It may be the skinniest building ever,” Pasquarelli said. “The ratio is something like 25-to-1.”

But it won’t be alone, as a parade of supertalls now march down W. 57th St.

Developer Gary Barnett is finishing up his 1,005-foot One57 on the other end of the block, and he also has plans for a 1,432-footer across from Carnegie Hall. And Harry Macklowe is currently building
his 1,397-foot 432 Park Ave. on the eastern end of the stretch.

But Pasquarelli insisted his will be the best.

“It’s not something that could be been plucked off the skyline of Singapore or Hong Kong,” he said. “We’re all New York.”


http://shoparc.com/node/2877/project-page


111 WEST 57TH STREET

LOCATION / NEW YORK, NY
PHASE / UNDER DEVELOPMENT

SIZE / 316,000 SF



http://shoparc.com/sites/default/fil...ew%20south.jpg


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Located in the heart of mid-town along 57th street, SHoP’s design for this 1300 foot tall luxury residential tower is quintessentially New York.

The design aims to bring back the quality, materiality and proportions of historic NYC towers, while taking advantage of the latest technology to pushing the limits of engineering and fabrication.

The tower massing accentuates its’ required setbacks along 57th street with a feathering of multiple, thin steps along the south façade.
Each step corresponds with a layer of ornate Terra Cotta pilasters cladding the east and west facades.

The façade is designed to read at multiple scales and vantage points; the shaping of the Terra Cotta creates a sweeping play on shadow and light from the city scale, as the texture of the Terra Cotta panels
and inlayed bronze filigree provides richness up close.

A minimalist, glass curtain wall along the North façade will take full advantage of the tower’s sweeping views of Central Park.


http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/152908352/original.jpg

Submariner Oct 16, 2013 1:54 PM

When will the diagram for this building be up?

NYguy Oct 17, 2013 6:29 PM

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013...n_4113427.html

107 West 57th Street New York Tower Could Be The Skinniest Skyscraper Yet


http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slides...?1382000813642


By Chris York
17/10/2013


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A new residential tower planned for New York may be able to lay claim to the title of skinniest skyscraper in the world.

Despite being 411.5 metres tall the building will be just over 18 metres wide.

Located on 107 West 57th Street, if approved and built it will tower over such Manhattan skyline staples such as the Empire State Building and the 88-year-old Steinway Hall next door.

Not to mention the incredible views of Central Park it will offer.

The design, by Shop Architects, took a major step towards becoming a reality this week after it was granted approval by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

An apartment in the building will be out of reach of most - each one takes up an entire floor, meaning the 100 or so rooms are going to be a touch pricey.

The slender marvel will soon be accompanied by some equally tall constructions. It is one of four 1,000ft-plus skyscrapers set to augment the New York skyline over the next few years.

Submariner Oct 17, 2013 6:43 PM

Just four? Last time I checked:

-WTC 1
-WTC 2
-WTC 3
-One57
-432 Park
-111 W 57th
-225 W 57th

Isn't there a residential planed for downtown that will crack the 1,000 foot mark?

JayPro Oct 17, 2013 6:52 PM

The media in this entire Statistical Tri-State Metro Area is notorious for gross oversights of fact and makes absolutely no acknowledgment thereof.
Then again, maybe the hacks in charge send out people on assignment who don't know what they're supposed to report. Yet they submit a piece whose spelling, grammar and syntax alone--never mind accuracy--wouldn't pass muster in grade school.

hunser Oct 17, 2013 7:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Submariner (Post 6306141)
Just four? Last time I checked:

-WTC 1
-WTC 2
-WTC 3
-One57
-432 Park
-111 W 57th
-225 W 57th

Isn't there a residential planed for downtown that will crack the 1,000 foot mark?

There are over 12 supertalls planned in the coming years. 4 are u/c, 4 in prep, and 4 already completed. In total more then 20 supertalls for New York this decade.

Re: 111 W 57th: I really hope they secure financing soon, it would be so epic to see this one rise side by side with Tower Verre.

NYguy Oct 17, 2013 8:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Submariner (Post 6306141)
Just four? Last time I checked:

It was a reference to the 4 towers of 57th street, but its an article from the UK. They aren't too particular on the facts, being so removed. Even the media here doesn't get it right all the time.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...crOL58JUP5s2bA

koops65 Oct 17, 2013 9:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Submariner (Post 6304118)
When will the diagram for this building be up?

I submitted a drawing this afternoon: http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=84768
NYC diagram: http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?cityID=8


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