A member of the newest generation of New York skyscrapers, 111 West 57th Street, also known as Steinway Tower, is the world’s thinnest skyscraper, according to a report in DailyExpertNews.
New York-based firm Studio Sofield has unveiled the interior of the Steinway Tower, the newly constructed 1,428-foot tower overlooking Central Park. The announcement marks the completion of the lavish midtown Manhattan landmark, which was built on a site once occupied by the historic Steinway & Sons piano company, the outlet said.
The 91-story skyscraper contains 46 full-floor residences and duplexes. Photos released by the designers this month show lavish lobbies decked out in 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 Steinway Tower were designed to evoke the grandeur of New York’s Gilded Age, a period in the late 1800s when the city’s boulevards were lined with the stately mansions of robber barons such as Andrew Carnegie and Cornelius Vanderbilt. It’s located on a Midtown street filled with gleaming towers known as “Billionaire’s Row.”
The interior of Steinway Tower was designed by Studio Sofield creator William Sofield, who told DailyExpertNews that he intended to give the tower a distinctly New York feel.
“We’ve all been to very luxurious places, but I wanted to create a building that couldn’t stand anywhere else in the world,” he said. “I know that so many people may have multiple homes, which will have apartments here. And I wanted to create a very different experience that can only be had in New York.”
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