FX Collaborative
FX Collaborative

FXCollaborative is a New York City-based architecture, interiors, and planning design firm. Founded in 1978, the firm leverages broad experience to enrich our world with responsible, intelligent, and beautiful design.

The firm’s holistic approach integrates client aspirations, an urban sensibility, and a celebration of the craft of building. FXCollaborative’s work ranges from the scale of individual buildings and interiors—office towers, multi-family residences, cultural facilities, workplace, K-12 and higher-education institutions—to the city as a whole, addressing infrastructure and transportation.

125 West 57th Street

125 West 57th Street

The Crown jewel of the Plaza District

Project Specs

  • Location: New York

    • Developer: Alchemy ABR Investment Partners - Cain International
    • Construction Manager: LBG Leeding Builders Group
    • Glazing Contractor: Walsh Glass and Metal
    • Year of completion: current


125 West 57th Street

  • TGU vision structural unitized system 
  • External aluminum fins
  • Bulkhead and shadow box units

The developer and design team collaborated with Focchi to create an ultra-insulated, floor-to-ceiling glass, triple-glazed, unitized curtainwall system. This innovative and energy efficient panel design enabled the developer to attain a zoning bonus through meeting the requirements of NYC’s Zone Green Program

Designed by

FX Collaborative Architects

Live Project

The project of 125 West 57th Street is a new 26-story commercial building rising along Billionaires’ Row in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by FXCollaborative and developed by Alchemy-ABR Investment Partners and Cain International, the 440-foot-tall structure spans 260,000 square feet and yield 185,000 square feet of Class A office space, and 7,000 square feet of retail space. The building also features a brand-new home for the historic Calvary Baptist Church. Having occupied the site since 1883, the church is seamlessly integrated into the development, preserving its long-standing presence in the community.

Leading Builders Group is the general contractor for the property, which is located on a lot between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.

The façade is primarily consisting of reflective glass with metallic mullions on the podium and simple black divisions above. The former feature a lively design that incorporates a mix of staggered positioning and some flowing teardrop-shaped geometries. The podium is shown topped with a landscaped terrace, followed by mechanical levels as indicated by the presence of ventilation grilles. The main entrance is located at the western corner of the property along with a canopy that extends over the sidewalk and a double-height atrium with the number 125 boldly displayed behind transparent glass. New tree-lined sidewalks surround the retail frontage immediately adjacent, and the opposite end of the first level, has the entrance to the Calvary Baptist Church. This is noted by a cross over the front doors and a tiered void cut into the massing of the lower floors.