New York's New Skinny Skyscraper Will Tower Above City
SHoP architects have won a contract to build one of New York’s newest skinny skyscraper designs in a global feat of engineering.
Dubbed the Skinny skyscraper this 1,353 foot building will house residential complexes at 111 west 57th street in west New York.
Working together with the IDS development group the new slim tower will be transformed from the city’s mid-town landmark, the Steinway building.
The tower will be just 45 feet wide and will soar 100 feet above the empire state building with recreation spaces, lobby areas, as well as a large retail component.
The design of the new tower has been compared with original designs of the older buildings within the city however it will employ the latest building technology to push the limits on engineering and fabrication.
The new skinny skyscraper will be accessible from both 57th and 58th streets with a large glass lobby with the east an west of the building clad in Terra Cotta.
Within walking distance to some of New York’s most noted points of interest such as Carnegie hall, radio city music hall, the museum of modern art, fifth avenue and 57th street shopping districts, the SHoP-designed high rise will join new York city’s already rapidly growing luxury apartment boom.
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