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    It might look better in person.

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    So excited to see this tower when it's done. One of my favorite new projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stache View Post
    Is that a Berenice Abbot photo?
    Over a year later... ...Andreas Feininger

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    Typical floor plan with some other posted renders

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    The architects & engineers talk on the YouTube is both funny and fascinating: the engineering part is very informative, but funny how the speaker ran overtime, and talked on complex aspects of G force/acceleration for maximum 'comfort' for a buildings' occupants. This link is a must see for fellow hard core WIredNewYorkers. Thanks to Petermore.

    http://www.6sqft.com/revealed-new-re...thereal-views/

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    West 57th St. tower aims to be hemisphere's tallest

    The pencil-thin tower under construction at 111 W. 57th St. is slated to stand 1,421 feet, beating its recently topped-out neighbor 432 Park Ave. by 25 feet.



    BY JOE ANUTA
    JANUARY 9, 2015 1:01 P.M.


    Rendering of 111 W. 57th St.Photo: SHoP Architects

    The slender spire under development by JDS Development Group and Property Markets Group at 111 W. 57th St. will tower 1,421 feet, according to city records. That will make it about 25 feet taller than 432 Park, the spire topped out late last year, and the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere.

    Reports of the SHoP Architects-designed tower’s height have varied since the developers first unveiled plans in 2013. Initially it looked like the building would top out in the neighborhood of 1,350 feet—well short of 432 Park Ave.’s 1,397-foot height. But documents in the city Department of Building’s database show that 111 W. 57th will be taller than originally thought.

    The developers began pouring the foundation for their property, which wraps around the historic Steinway Hall, late last year. They received their final permits from the city this week, which was reported by blog New York Yimby [Yes in My Backyard] Wednesday. The developers are now in the final stages ofsecuring a $500 million construction loan.

    The tower has been closely watched by the city’s construction community, as JDS and Property Markets Group could possibly use an open shop on the job—an unprecedented feat for a residential tower of that height.





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    Wow!!! What an amazing tower! We have been getting some awesome landmarks lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by londonlawyer View Post
    Wow!!! What an amazing tower! We have been getting some awesome landmarks lately.
    Beautiful! I'm very excited to see this one rise.

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    Me too.

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    On the fence on this one, until it's done.

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    SHoP-Designed 57th Street Tower Will Stand 1,421 Feet Tall

    January 15, 2015, by Jessica Dailey


    As it turns out, the SHoP-designed supertall tower at 111 West 57th Street will not stand 1,397 feet tall. It will be even taller. Crain's unearthed new documents last week, and reps for the project confirm, that the skinny skyscraper, developed by JDS Development Group and Property Markets Group, will soar to 1,421 feet, topping 432 Park Avenue by 24 feet. The documents relate to wind loads for the building, and they were recently posted on the Skyscraper forum. Department of Buildings filings state that the building will stand 1,397 feet tall, but these documents indicate that the crown will push the height well beyond that, meaning that the tower, which already nabbed a superlative for being the world's skinniest skyscraper, will also grab the title of the tallest residential building in the city (and the hemisphere)—that is, if it reaches the top before Extell's Nordstrom Tower.


    In other news, Michael Stern, of JDS Development Group, also plans to build the tower without union labor (he did the same at Walker Tower). Extell boss Gary Barnett told Crain's, "If they built that tower nonunion, it would be unprecedented." Of the seven supertall towers going up in the city, 111 West 57th is the only one to use non-union labor, and union leaders are not pleased. The president of the Building and Construction Trades Council told Crain's, "If Mike Stern wants to run his mouth, that's fine, but I don't know how it's going to get built. This is a needle in the haystack—an experiment more than anything else."



    West 57th St. tower aims to be hemisphere's tallest [Crain's]
    Nonunion West 57th St. spire aims to shatter record [Crain's]

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/0..._tall.php#more

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    ^ Looks totally ridiculous . Wouldn't feel comfortable at all on the floors at the top .

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    Notice how high the point of view is for this rendering. If this were eye level for an actual person they would have to be about ten feet tall. I keep going back to this but it reaches a point where you can get up too high to really enjoy the view.

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