Construction Begins on Manhattan’s Tallest Condominium Tower
Construction on the SHoP Architects-designed tower at 111 West 57th Street has finally begun! Yesterday evening, one of 6sqft’s reporters walked past the site and took a quick snap of the newly arrived construction vehicles and equipment.
The Manhattan giant, which will also be the world’s slenderest tower, will rise 1,300-feet high, above a floor plate of around 60-feet wide. The building will host three elevators and each floor will be its own 5,000-square-foot apartment with 15-foot ceilings. And for those worried how wind load will affect the 76-story structure, a huge steel weight will be suspended within the top of the building to keep it from swaying (yikes).
The luxury condominium tower project is a conversion of and addition to the landmark Steinway building. The property is located within walking distance of a wealth of New York City gems, including Central Park, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, the Museum of Modern Art, and the world-famous Fifth Avenue and 57th Street shopping districts.
Word on the street was that construction would commence Spring 2014, and it looks like things are right on track. The building is being developed by JDS Development Group and Property Markets Group, and managed by JDS Construction Group.