New renderings for Pritzker Prize winner Álvaro Siza’s first U.S. building in Hell’s Kitchen

April 10, 2019

Rendering via The Boundary

New renderings of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Álvaro Siza’s first United States building were revealed this week, stirring up interest before the Hell’s Kitchen tower launches sales this fall. Currently under construction just off 11th Avenue, 611 West 56th Street will reach 37 stories and contain 80 condo units, ranging from one- to three-bedrooms, and penthouses. In addition to the fresh images of the limestone tower, developers Sumaida + Khurana and LENY also released a teaser website for the project.

Rendering via The Boundary

Sandwiched between Hudson Yards and the Upper West Side, the building sits on a corner of Manhattan’s west side currently transitioning from auto body shops and manufacturing structures to luxury residential buildings (think One West End and Frank 57 West).

The design reflects Siza’s modernist style, with a simple shape, stone facade, and rectangular wrapping windows. As CityRealty reported earlier this year, the building features a large setback on the eighth floor that gives way to a more slender tower as it rises.

Alvaro Siza, 611 West 56th Street, Sumaida + Kurana, LENY
Rendering from 2017 via Noe & Associates with The Boundary

Interiors are being handled by Gabellini Sheppard Associates, the firm behind the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center and 152 Elizabeth Street in Nolita, designed By Tadao Ando. Some residences will feature private terraces and a majority of units have direct elevator entry. Sales are expected to begin this fall at 611 West 56th Street.

Siza, who is based in Portugal, is known for designing smaller works with distinct sculptural characteristics. In addition to the Pritzker, the architect has won the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Gold Medal and the American Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal.


Renderings courtesy of the Boundary

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