111 WEST 57TH STREET Topping out at over 1,400 feet, 111 West 57th Street will be among the tallest towers in the city when completed. But that’s not what makes SHoP’s new project so fascinating. It’s that each rectangular column ascends to a setback above, so the tower appears to morph as it rises. The result is a structural feat with distinct, staggered waves producing a subtle moiré pattern. Architect: SHoP
Restoration work on the old Steinway Building is already underway, and foundations are now being laid for the aforementioned 111 West 57th Street. JDS’ tower will reach 1,428 feet into the air, and SHoP’s design will complement and enhance the existing structure, echoing the Art Deco accents of 1920s New York with a facade clad in terra cotta, wrapped in ribbons of bronze.