Circling SHoP's Supertall
5. April 2022
With construction wrapping up on 111 West 57th Street, the super-skinny supertall designed by SHoP Architects for JDS Development, we present some footage by The Dronalist that shows how it and its Billionaire's Row neighbors are reshaping the Manhattan skyline.
According to Dezeen, the "1,428-foot-tall (435-meter) tower reached completion last week, with the developers announcing that it is ready for residents to move in." The 84-story tower has just 46 units (14 more are in the landmarked Steinway Building at its base), with multi-height condos located near the top of the tower, where the floor plates get smaller due to the tapering form of the skyscraper. With a slenderness ratio (width to height) of 1:24, the residential skyscraper is the skinniest tower in the world. Although The Dronalist's 14-minute film was shot last year, when a few months of construction were still to go, it clearly captures the final form of the skyscraper and the skinniness that makes it a standout among the other Billionaire's Row supertalls.