Building study: 111 West 57th Street by SHoP

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The world’s skinniest skyscraper gloriously embraces the rich legacy of Manhattan’s historic skyline, but it also raises awkward questions around sustainability and affordable housing, writes Ben Flatman


我们对克莱斯勒(Chrysler)、帝国大厦(Empire State)以及这座城市高耸的山峰和回响的峡谷的熟悉,让曼哈顿的天际线不仅具有标志性意义。世界各地从未到过这里的人对它有一种依恋,类似于一种所有权的感觉。它是公共财产,就像高耸的房地产中的一大块一样。

So, what do you do when a developer comes knocking and you’re asked to make your own addition to the world’s most recognisable cityscape? This was the challenge that faced Dana Getman when developer Michael Stern approached SHoP Architects in 2013, with a commission for a super thin Midtown skyscraper.

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