The creators of the slimmest skyscraper in the world have just given fans of ultra-luxury living an early Christmas present.
The interiors of Steinway Tower, a recently built, 1,428-foot-tall tower overlooking Central Park, designed by New York-based Studio Sofield, have been made public. The opulent landmark in midtown Manhattan, which was constructed on land formerly used by the illustrious Steinway & Sons piano company, has now been declared complete.
46 full-floor and duplex apartments are found in the 91-story skyscraper, also known as 111 West 57th Street. The designers’ photos, which were made public this month, show lavish lobbies decorated in velvet, smoke-gray solid oak flooring, blackened steel, limestone, and marble, as well as original works of art by Picasso and Matisse.
Studio Sofield claims that the interiors of Steinway Tower were created to evoke the splendor of New York’s Gilded Age, a time in the late 19th century when the city’s boulevards were lined with the stately mansions of robber barons like Andrew Carnegie and Cornelius Vanderbilt. It is situated on “Billionaire’s Row,” a Midtown street lined with gleaming towers.
William Sofield, the founder of Studio Sofield, told CNN that he wanted to give the tower a distinctly New York feel.
We’ve all visited opulent locations, but the architect said he wanted to design a structure that was unique in the entire world. “I am aware that many people who live here will likely own multiple residences. In addition, I wanted to design a unique experience that could only be found in New York.”
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Other internal features of the structure include an 82-foot pool situated in a room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a row of Kentia palms. A contemporary version of New York’s renowned King Cole Bar is also available, replete with a decorative balcony and unique gold and silver murals.
Other features include a golf simulator, a landscaped terrace, and private dining rooms with a chef’s catering kitchen. I always take a very personal approach to my work “Added Sofield. “So, for instance, I didn’t want the swimming pool to feel like a typical swimming pool. It boasts beautifully detailed wood paneling with gold leaf accents.
He continued, “It has a vaulted ceiling.” “It has curtains… Thus, it is very dissimilar than any pool you might find in New York.”
The Steinway Tower’s builders dubbed it “the world’s most thin skyscraper” due to its height-to-width ratio of 24:1. Terracotta blocks, which appear to change color and texture when viewed in various sunlight and angles, are part of the tower’s front.
It is one of the highest structures in the Western Hemisphere at 1,428 feet, slightly edging out the 1,776-foot One World Trade Center and the 1,550-foot Central Park Tower, all of which are located in New York City.
Pencil towers, or extremely thin buildings, rose to prominence in the 1970s as distinctive elements of the Hong Kong skyline. Major cities like New York have since done the same.
The JDS Development Group and Property Markets Group created the Manhattan skyscraper, which has residences priced between $7.75 million and $66 million.