West 57th Street needs no introduction; this segment of Midtown provides the setting for countless esteemed cultural institutions and addresses for residences among the most expensive in New York City. And it is at the address of 111 West 57th Street that you may find, upon completion by the end of 2019, a building among the tallest, thinnest, and most angular in the city—a towering, omnipresent fashion week demimondaine dressed in terra cotta and bronze—all built above the classical 1925 Steinway Hall.
The 1925 Steinway Hall was designed by the acclaimed architectural firm of Warren & Wetmore, who also designed building such as New York City’s Grand Central Station, the New York Yacht Club building, and the Helmsley Building, a copper-roofed building that stands astride Park Avenue. 111 West 57th Street is built on the foundations, and includes the original façade of, this ideal building.
The original façade can readily be seen in the new entrance into the building as it is now set behind a generous porte cochère, allowing maximum privacy for the new owners of the mere forty-six full floor, simplex and duplex apartments high above.
While the building was designed by SHoP Architects, the interiors were designed by Studio Sofield, a marriage of design equals. Once past the multitude of doormen, large, vaulted, shiny spaces envelope you: double height ceilings, a sixty-one foot long pool, exterior spaces and greenery everywhere.
The private residences are spaces which exude luxury and sophistication—every inch of them was designed to achieve this effect. There are residences here where you can look down upon the Empire State Building, an affect also achieved due to the topography of the island of Manhattan. Every inch of space orients you into both a private as well as public space—grandeur is everywhere, especially in the bathroom, and it is simply stunning.
As 111 West 57th Street rises ever skyward, the building begins to taper, a design feature which is reflected in the floor plans of the residential condominiums. While the high floors may have a smaller physical footprint, their views and horizons expand exponentially.
Condominium units within 111 West 57th Street begin at $18,000,000 for a 32nd floor unit with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 4,491 square feet of living space to Penthouse 72, spanning the 72nd and 73rd floors with 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 7,128 square feet of living space, and an asking price of $56,000,000. Douglas Elliman is the listing representative.
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