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The skinniest skyscraper in the world is now complete – and its interiors are remarkable


Written by John Blake, CNN

Contributors Jacqui Palumbo, CNN

The designers of the skinniest skyscraper in the world have just given a Christmas present to lovers of ultra-luxury luxury.

New York-based company Studio Sofield has unveiled the interiors of Steinway Tower, the new 1,428-foot tall tower overlooking Central Park. The announcement marks the completion of the opulent landmark in midtown Manhattan, which was built on a site once occupied by historic piano company Steinway & Sons.

The Steinway Tower reaches 1,428 feet tall. Credit: David Sunberg

The 91-story skyscraper, also known as 111 West 57th Street, contains 46 full-floor and duplex residences. Photos released this month by the designers show opulent lobbies adorned with limestone, marble, blackened steel and velvet, floors paved with smoky gray solid oak, and original artwork by Picasso and Matisse.

According to Studio Sofield, the interiors of the Steinway Tower were designed to evoke the grandeur of New York’s Golden Age, a period in the late 19th century when the city’s boulevards were lined with stately mansions of robber barons. like Andrew Carnegie and Cornelius Vanderbilt. It sits on a street in Midtown, filled with gleaming towers, known as “Billionaire’s Row.”

The interiors were designed by William Sofield, founder of Studio Sofield.

The interiors were designed by William Sofield, founder of Studio Sofield. Credit: Adrian Gaut

Studio Sofield founder William Sofield told CNN he wanted the tower to feel unmistakably New York.

“We’ve all been to very luxurious places, but I wanted to create a building that couldn’t be anywhere else in the world,” he said. “I know so many people might have multiple homes, which will have apartments here. And I wanted to create a very distinct experience that could only be had in New York.”

Sofield aimed to create an atmosphere that smelled distinctly New York.

Sofield aimed to create an atmosphere that smelled distinctly New York. Credit: Adrian Gaut

A record feat

Elsewhere, the building’s interiors include an 82-foot swimming pool set in a bright room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a row of Kentia palms. There’s also a modern take on New York’s legendary King Cole Bar, complete with an ornamental balcony and custom gold and silver murals.

The property also includes private dining rooms with a chef’s kitchen, golf simulator, and landscaped patio.

The 82-foot swimming pool is decorated with gold leaf.

The 82-foot swimming pool is decorated with gold leaf. Credit: Adrian Gaut

“I’m always very personal in my work,” Sofield said. “So (take) the pool, for example…I didn’t want it to look like a normal pool. It has woodwork with great detailing and gold leaf detailing.

“It has a vaulted ceiling,” he added. “There are drapes…so it’s very different from any pool you’ll find in New York.”

With an aspect ratio of 24:1, the Steinway Tower has been described by its developers as “the tallest skyscraper in the world”. The facade of the tower features blocks of terracotta, a material that appears to change color and texture when viewed in different lights and from different angles.
Although it is described by the developers as "the tallest skyscraper in the world," it contains 46 duplex residences.

Although described by the developers as “the tallest skyscraper in the world”, it contains 46 duplex residences. Credit: Adrian Gaut

At 1,428 feet, it’s also one of the tallest buildings in the Western Hemisphere, second only to two others in New York City: the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center and the 1,550-foot-tall Central Park Tower. feet tall.

Ultra-thin skyscrapers, also known as pencil towers, became notable features of Hong Kong’s skyline in the 1970s. Since then, major cities like New York have followed suit. not.

Residences in the Manhattan skyscraper, which was developed by JDS Development Group and Property Markets Group, cost between $7.75 million and $66 million.

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