As the hottest property investment on the infamous Billionaires’ Row, 111 West 57th Street has a unique position in New York.
With unparalleled 360-degree views of Central Park and Downtown Manhattan, and a new record as the most slender skyscraper in the world, it is certainly a cut above your average supertall luxury skyrise (as if there could ever be such a thing).
A musical history...
But it is not only the skyscraper’s geography that makes it so special. The building is also a development built around and upon the original landmarked Steinway building designed in 1925 by Warren & Wetmore.
As a result of its incredible heritage, 111 West 57th Street has allowed the bringing together of the best of New York City’s pre-war Golden Age of architectural design, and the best of today’s contemporary creativity in design innovation, engineering, and construction.
An elegant giant...
The tower of the skyscraper is a slender beacon rising to a soaring 1,428 feet (this means that it easily falls under the category of “supertall”, which describes buildings measuring from 984 to 1,969 feet).
This slender giant has added a distinct addition to the New York skyline. In the words of Justin Davidson for New York Magazine, “it’s practically calligraphic, it will glint on the skyline, thanks to a genuinely opulent exterior finished in terracotta and bronze.”
A beautiful construction...
This façade of terra cotta, glass, and bronze filigree is another nod to the history of the building — harking back to the quality, materiality and details of historic New York towers, whilst also embracing the best in modern technology to push the limits of engineering and construction.
The building is located on a stretch of West 57th Street that has been nicknamed Billionaire’s Row, due to the number of luxury high-rises in the vicinity — among them Rafael Viñoly’s 432 Park Avenue and Christian de Portzamparc’s One57.
111 West 57th Street
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