Steinway Tower: The World’s Thinnest Skyscraper


The luxury Steinway Tower at 111 West 57th Street, designed by SHoP Architects, marked a significant milestone in April 2019 when the building’s concrete form was completed. Final embellishments, such as an architectural crown, were gradually added throughout the pandemic after the superstructure was completed. The external hoist was ultimately demolished in March 2021, and the structure is currently nearing completion. With a width-to-height ratio of about 1:24, Steinway Tower will be the world’s most thin skyscraper when it is finished. The tower will stand at a height of 1,428 feet (435 metres). Its height surpasses Rafael Violy’s 432 Park Avenue (1,396 ft) and Atelier Christian de Portzamparc’s ONE57.

Design And Structure Of The Steinway Tower

A New Tower Rises Above Billionaires' Row - The New York Times

The 82-story Steinway Tower is the tallest building in New York City. The first five floors will have common entertainment areas and high-end stores, while the upper 77 floors will be home to premium apartments.
Billionaire’s Row is located on West 57th Street and is named after the super-rich investors who are driving the construction of residential towers along 57th and surrounding streets. 432 Park Avenue, One 57, and Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture’s Central Park Tower are among the other premium structures on 57th Street.


Special Facts Of The Tower

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At least $100 million is likely to be paid for the tallest unit. This may appear to be a lot, but it’s nothing out of the norm for New York: The penthouse at 220 Central Park South was recently purchased by billionaire Ken Griffin for $238 million. With slim mullions that slope upwards towards the crown, the building’s bronze and terracotta façade pays homage to New York’s art deco tradition. The tapering design of the tower was influenced by New York’s renowned early twentieth-century buildings. “A daring interpretation of what is feasible within the limitations of the Midtown Manhattan zoning envelope,” according to SHoP Architects. The concept makes use of Steinway Hall’s “air rights,” a 96-year-old historic structure that originally hosted performance halls and piano showrooms for the famed Steinway & Sons. The developers of 111 West 57th Street purchased Steinway Hall in 2013.

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