Alvaro Siza Vieira-611 W 56th tower
This long narrow, residential tower becomes ‘home’ from outside, while its windowed walls climb toward the sky to capture incredible urban views from the inside.
Located at 823 11th Avenue and the corner of 56th Street, the recently completed residential tower 611 W 56th St, rises up from the ever-changing New York City neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen. Set within a forest of buildings that shoot from the ground, shoulder to shoulder, unique yet just one cell of a growing body – with the spontaneity of a cypress tree or a bamboo stalk.
Capturing its portion of the NYC skyline along the western edge of Manhattan near the Hudson River, this tower claims the northwest corner of Eleventh Avenue for its base. It stands on a narrow site within a heterogeneous context of higher and lower buildings, dark and brilliant, old and contemporary, and a variety of time evolved materials, textures and colors. The structure has a profile of 36 floors projecting from the building’s base while respecting the strict urban zoning requirements of the site. It measures 172,000 SF, over 450 feet tall and provides a diversity of residences ranging from one- to four-bedroom units, terraced ‘maisonette’ duplexes and penthouses.
A primary architectural design objective for the 611 W 56th St residential tower was to mark this important urban intersection, creating a strong architectural presence on an extremely narrow site in order to firmly connect with and celebrate its prominent corner relationship within the city and its streets.
At the same time this white limestone volume reaches toward the sky in brilliant contrast, rising against the adjacent black glass and steel neighboring development to the north. It grows tall out of its surrounding built landscape of time-evolved neighboring buildings of many sizes, proportions, and mixed materials like more traditional brick and stone.
611 W 56th tower joins a pre-existing urban forest and a heterogeneous evolving neighborhood, striving for a volumetric respect for urbanization and context.
611 West 56th Street
Alvaro Siza Vieira
New York City, United States
Alvaro Siza Vieira
Gabellini Sheppard Associates
Sumaida + Khurana & Levy
Nuno Alberto Leite Rodrigues Grande
Alvaro Siza Vieira-611 W 56번째 타워
611 웨스트 56번가에 위치한 고급주거 타워 프로젝트. 타워는 총 36개층으로 구성되며 도시의 건축환경을 준수합니다. 높이는 450피트, 연면적 172,000 SF 규모에 원룸 타입으로 이루어진 세대와 4룸 타입 세대 그리고 복층타입과 펜트하우스 타입이 제공됩니다.
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