Skyscrapers pierce New York’s skies with stone and metal. The city’s architecture is the epitome of contemporary design, breathtaking projects which make way to new forms of creating and building. New York is also a place of sophistication, one of the mecas of luxury living, a metropolis of extravagance. 111 West 57th Street is one of the newest additions to the architectural-jewel box that is the Big Apple, an unmatched luxury residential development right in the heart of the city that never sleeps.
Designed by SHoP Architects, the 1,428-foot tower is a beautiful synergy of historical elements and sheer contemporary design. The incredible New York building has the original landmarked 16-story Steinway Hall at its base and the new 46 floors complete tower, making it the second tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere. The luxury residential development has 60 residences and amenities such as an 82-foot swimming pool with private cabanas, a private dining room, and a residents’ lounge with an expansive terrace.
111 West 57th Street is the thinnest skyscraper in the world, with its glass facade with piers made of terracotta and a pinnacle with setbacks on the southern side. The condominiums in the building’s tower range from a spacious 3,873 to some astounding 7,128 square feet (359.8 to 662.2 m2). Everything in the luxury residential developmentwas designed to perfection, which is why the apartments only start above the 17th story, numbered as floor 20 – the views of Central Park from the lower floors are obstructed by neighboring buildings.
The luxury residential development is all about design and detail, many of the apartments are open plan with 14-foot ceilings and have living room doors containing bronze door knobs by P. E. Guerin Hardware, which are shaped like the tower itself. The units also contain dark wood and onyx floors, an acknowledgment of the design of Steinway Hall.
The luxury apartments can also be customized, which was the case of an unit on floor 34, designed by Kelly Behun, one of the best interior designers in the world. Steinway Hall was a concert space intended to showcase the sound of the piano-maker’s instruments, which motivated the designer to create a music-inspired apartment.
Kelly Behun is known for her bold furniture design, and this highly customized unit is the embodiment of that groundbreaking trademark. A dramatic apartment that truly respects its origins embracing the constant changing City which surrounds it.
111 West 57th Street is one of the most exciting luxury residential developments in New York City, a place where everything is possible, the perfect nest in the busiest of towns.