NEW YORK | 217-225 West 57th St | 1,550 FT | 131 FLOORS


#1372

Today


#1373

Nice shot, Andreas


#1374

#1375

Excited for the protective film to come off, does anyone remember when it started to come off at 432PA?


#1376

Glasswork


#1377

From Today, Top of the Rock and Times Square Tower.

If I’m not mistaken, it’s taller than 220 CPS now!!


#1378

Actually I think I took that from top of the rock now that I think about t but it could have been from Times Square Tower


#1379

I think its extremely close to surpassing but not there yet. It looks taller from that perspective though. I bet in a week it will be for sure.


#1380


My render from nearly 4 months ago
Green line is where the tower is at now
Top out in July?


#1381

Today


#1382

#1383

Taken by me today. It’s so beautiful out! Love this time of the year.


#1384

Nice shots, Baronson!


#1385

This tower is elegant from all angles, but more understated from certain vantage points. I feel like to truly appreciate it, you have to be right up under it. With the cantilever, and at 1,550, that view is going to be spectacular!


#1386

Also, what is the purpose of the temporary structure right under the cantilever? I’ve been curious about that. Thanks!


#1387

I agree. This is a beautiful tower.


#1388

It’s hard to describe the insane presence of all these new towers on 57th street. It’s a cool sight, especially juxtaposed with the much older (and sometimes repurposed) buildings. Steinway is kinda a classically beautiful NY with the terra cotta. This one is more of that kinda no F’s given NY attitude though. I love it.


#1389

Probably just for structural support


#1390

overhead protection


#1391

The “temporary structure” was part of the forms built to hold the cement poured at the bottom of the cantilever. It was left in place for months before the cantilever started to rise to let the cement cure enough to hold weight above. Cement continues to cure for a very long time and gets stronger as it does. So this may be in place both as continuing support and as a way of attaching netting and the like to protect the historically designated Art Students League Building below it. The ASL sold development rights to the developer.