We Finally Got To See What It Looks Like Inside The World’s Skinniest Skyscraper

The world’s skinniest skyscraper is finally completed! Located at 111 West 57th Street in New York, the immaculate skyscraper, called the Steinway Tower, stands at 1,428 feet tall (one of the tallest building sin the Western hemisphere) and overlooks Central Park. Inside, there are 90 stories and 46 full-floor and duplex residences. 

Studio Sofield has unveiled the interiors of the tower, which was built on the previous site of the iconic Steinway & Sons piano company. Its height-to-width ratio is 24:1 and has been defined as “the most slender skyscraper in the world.” Additionally, the outside contains blocks of terracotta, a material that makes the exterior appear to be a color and texture in different lights and angles.

Super skinny skyscrapers such as this one gained popularity in Hong Kong in the 1970s. Other major cities, such as New York, later began to follow the trend.

While the tower was being built, many imagined the interior to be stunning, and now that we finally have a real glimpse, we can confirm: Absolutely immaculate. Think lobbies surrounded by luxurious limestone, marble, blackened steel and velvet, with floors of a gray solid oak. As you stroll, you’ll see many original pieces of art by artists like Picasso and Matisse hung all around. 

“We’ve all been to very luxurious places, but I wanted to create a building that could not be anywhere else in the world,” said Studio Sofield’s founder, William Sofield. “I know so many people might have multiple homes, who will have apartments here. And I wanted to create a very distinct experience that could only be had in New York.”

The tower is located along Midtown street, alongside other towers that is known as “Billionaire’s Row.”

Besides the sheer grandeur of the finishes, there are also lots of magnificent amenities inside: for example, an 82-foot swimming pool housed and a modern take on New York’s legendary King Cole Bar, housing custom gold and silver murals. There’s also, of course, private dining rooms complete with a chef’s catering kitchen, a golf simulator and a landscaped terrace.

Sofield wanted everything to feel rich and opulent—while also make sure it was unique and unlike anything he’s seen before.

“I always am very personal in my work,” Sofield said. “So (take) the swimming pool, for example … I didn’t want it to feel like a normal swimming pool. It has wood paneling with great detailing and gold leaf details. It has a vaulted ceiling. It has draperies… So it’s very unlike any swimming pool you would find in New York.”

You might’ve thought you knew what opulent meant, but wait til you get a view of it yourself. Take a look at the video below see what a $28,750,000 apartment would look like inside the skyscraper!

Would you ever visit this slender skyscraper in New York? What do you think of the interior?