álvaro siza's new york tower, 611 west 56th street, fully unveiled

álvaro siza's new york tower, 611 west 56th street, fully unveiled

‘611 west 56th street’, álvaro siza’s first building in the united states, has been fully unveiled ahead of the project’s sales launch. new visuals have been released of the new york tower, which provide a first look of the structure’s limestone grid façade, sculptural crown, and interiors designed by gabellini sheppard associates. contrasting the city’s glass skyscrapers, siza’s monolithic scheme culminates in a four-story crown conceived as a ‘stone monument’.

álvaro siza new york tower
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part of the architectural transformation of the far west side of manhattan — from tribeca up through the high line, past hudson yards to where midtown west meets the upper west side — 611 west 56th street features a collection of 80 one- to four-bedroom residences as well as expansive penthouses and duplex maisonettes featuring private terraces. impressively, over 50% of the residences feature direct elevator entry.

álvaro siza new york tower



the project’s interiors have been designed by gabellini sheppard associates, the interior architecture and design studio behind tadao ando’s 152 elizabeth. the warm yet pared-down interiors respond to siza’s architecture with a mix of modern materials and custom finishes. on site amenities include: a landscaped garden designed by m. paul friedberg with a sculpture designed by alvaro siza; a fitness room; yoga and boxing rooms; a children’s playroom; a media room with billiards table; and private living and dining rooms for residents.

álvaro siza new york tower



one-bedroom residences begin at $1.26 million USD, while full floor four-bedroom residences are priced from $11,080,000. with construction now well underway, sales are set to launch later in september 2019. see designboom’s previous coverage of the project here, which includes the thoughts of álvaro siza himself.

álvaro siza new york tower



project info:


name: 611 west 56th street
design architect: álvaro siza vieira
project manager: álvaro fonseca
interior design: gabellini sheppard associates
co-developers: sumaida + khurana and LENY
location: new york, NY, USA
size: 172,000 sqf (15,980 sqm)
status: under construction — sales launching in fall 2019

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