The Building

Álvaro Siza’s refined vision of purity is realized at 611 West 56th Street. The white Perla Bianca limestone façade is designed as an elegant grid, expressing its slender sculptural profile with all four sides of the 450 foot tower wrapped in limestone. Stone cladding is carefully arranged in panels that emphasize the forms and volumes of the building while framing exquisite views through thinly framed profile windows with expansively large glazed surfaces. The panel arrangement creates texture and movement and is accentuated by open joints across the entire facade. The building is envisioned as a striking white volume, a monolithic form that will culminate in an exceptional 53 foot limestone encased bulkhead, a sculptural masterpiece by one of the greatest living architects of our time.
611 West 56 City View
Architects don’t invent anything; they transform reality.
Álvaro Siza
611 West 56 Harbor View
Corner windows were also important. There’s a rhythm to it — from here, you can see the Hudson River; from there, you can see Central Park.
Álvaro Siza
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