Residential tower at 111 West 57th, otherwise known as Steinway Tower, has been under construction for nearly a decade and it’s finally ready for residents.
Towering 1,428 feet over Central Park on Billionaires’ Row, Steinway Tower has made history upon completion as the world’s skinniest supertall skyscraper. According to dezeen, it’s also the second tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
According to the Times, “it’s 24 times taller than it is wide.” You can think about it as “roughly eight times skinnier than the Empire State Building.”
Dreamed up by SHoP Architects, the luxury building has added to the “next great chapter in Steinway Hall’s famous history.”
To build the tower, SHoP Architects used terra-cotta: an authentic material from the golden age of the Manhattan skyscraper. The adaptable material was “stacked into an involuted pattern, like a softly breaking wave, that appears at once novel and familiar. Staggering those elements across the facade creates a distinctive moiré that changes dramatically when seen in different lights or from various distances.”
Though architects may view the building as a “prominent new local and regional landmark,” it has faced local criticism with commentary saying it looks “odd” in the skyline and “almost painfully thin.”
Regardless of opinions, the completed building definitely screams opulence. The “pencil-tower” stacks 84 floors high with 60 available apartments. Some lavish amenities include:
- 82′ lap pool
- Private outdoor terrace
- Panoramic apartments
- 24-hour doormen
- A “great room” with double-height 26′ vaulted ceilings
Would you want to live here?
To explore more of the new tower, see here.