“It’s practically calligraphic, it will glint on the skyline, thanks to a genuinely opulent exterior finished in terracotta and bronze.”
– Justin Davidson, New York Magazine
111 West 57th Street is composed of the original landmarked Steinway Hall building designed in 1925 by Warren and Wetmore and a new tower addition designed by SHoP Architects on the adjacent site, with interior design by Studio Sofield. The Result: A new landmark on the Manhattan skyline.
SHoP Architects harness their interdisciplinary expertise to create architecture that makes our cities more vibrant, beautiful, and rewarding places for all to live. From its studios in New York’s historic Woolworth Building, the critically-acclaimed firm has a staff of 180 talented people and projects spanning four continents. At the heart of SHoP’s work is a respect for the expressive potential of traditional architectural materials, and a pioneering technological capability that transforms them into inspiring statements. At 111 West 57th Street, SHoP’s design evokes the qualities of form and craft for which the finest Manhattan skyscrapers have always been celebrated. 111 will be at once unique on the skyline and impossible to imagine rising anywhere else.
Studio Sofield, led by Principal William Sofield, is a design firm with the reputation for a thoughtful, multi-disciplined approach to design characterized by working in response to not only the project locale but the unique needs of the client. All of Sofield’s projects imbue a restrained luxury in design through choices in materials and craft as well as through a process of discovery where clients decipher their very own concept of luxury. With 111 West 57th Street, William Sofield has incorporated this philosophy with his Historicist training to develop a considerate and contemporary response to the changing New York City skyline.