World's Thinnest Skyscraper Completed

World's Thinnest Skyscraper Completed
World's Thinnest Skyscraper Completed - Credit: Adrian Gaut

The creators of the world's thinnest building recently gave fans of ultra-luxury living an early Christmas present.
The interiors of the 1.428-foot-tall Steinway Tower, designed by New York-based Studio Sofield and overlooking Central Park, were unveiled to the public. It has been announced that the magnificent monument, built in the center of Manhattan, on the site of the famous Steinway & Sons piano firm, has been completed.

Known as 111 West 57th Street, the 91-story tower features 46 full-floor and duplex apartments. The designers' photos, released to the public this month, show the opulent lobbies decorated with velvet, smoke gray solid wood flooring, blackened steel, limestone and marble, as well as original artwork by Picasso and Matisse.

Studio Sofield claims the Steinway Tower's interiors were created to recreate the splendor of New York's Gilded Age, a period in the late 19th century when the city's boulevards were filled with the sumptuous palaces of robber barons like Andrew Carnegie and Cornelius Vanderbilt. It is located on “Billionaire's Row”, a Midtown road lined with dazzling structures.

World's Thinnest Skyscraper Completed
World's Thinnest Skyscraper Completed - Steinway Tower reaches 1.428 feet. Credits: David Sundberg

Studio Sofield creator William Sofield told CNN that he intended to give the tower a distinctly New York feel.
We've all visited flamboyant places, but the architect said he wanted to design a structure that is one of a kind in the world. “I am aware that many people living here will probably have many homes. I also wanted to design a unique experience that can only be found in New York.”

Other interior features of the structure include an 82-foot pool housed in a room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a row of Kentia palms. A contemporary version of New York's famous King Cole Bar is also available, featuring a decorative balcony and unique gold and silver murals.

Other features include a golf simulator, a well-kept terrace, and private dining rooms with a chef's cooking kitchen.

Sofield continued: “I usually take a very personal approach to my work. For example, consider the swimming pool…” he says. My point was that it shouldn't feel like a typical swimming pool. It has beautifully detailed wood panels with gold leaf accents.
“It has a vaulted ceiling.” he continued. They have curtains. So it's drastically different from any swimming pool you might see in New York.

The builders of the Steinway Tower called it “the world's thinnest skyscraper” because of its 24:1 height-to-width ratio. Terracotta blocks that appear to change color and texture when viewed from various sunlight and angles are part of the tower's façade.

At 1.428 feet, the tower is one of the tallest structures in the Western Hemisphere and sits just behind New York's 1.776 feet One World Trade Center and 1.550 feet Central Park Tower. Pencil towers or ultra-thin buildings emerged as distinctive elements of the Hong Kong skyline in the 1970s. Big cities like New York have been doing the same since then.
JDS Development Group and Property Markets Group created the Manhattan skyscraper with housing prices ranging from $7,75 million to $66 million.

Source: CCN Style

Günceleme: 27/11/2022 21:50

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