215 WEST 57TH STREET BY ADRIAN SMITH + GORDON GILL ARCHITECTURE



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Extell Development announced late last year that the project, disegned by AdrianSmith + Gordon Gill Architecture which is located at 215 West 57th Street in New York City, would reach a height of 1,550 feet.

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The 88-story tower at 215 West 57th Street will be one of New York City’s tallest buildings, 100 feet taller than the Empire State Building, making it the second-tallest building in New York City behind SOM’s One World Trade Center.

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Adrian Smith is no stranger to designing soaring skyscrapers—he designed Dubai’s Burj Khalifa while working at SOM, still the tallest tower in the world.

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Extell is also developing another West 57th tower, One57, this one designed by Christian De Portzamparc, which before the announcement of 215 was to be the city’s tallest residential tower at 1,004 feet.

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Manhattan’s 57th Street is quickly becoming the city’s newest Gold Coast, with half a dozen exclusive residential skyscrapers planned along its stretch.