111 West 57th Street: This is what the world’s narrowest skyscraper looks like

This is 111 West 57th, the narrowest skyscraper in the world. It is located in front of Central Park in New York.

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ManhattanThe slimmest skyscraper in the world breaks several records at the same time

It is 91 stories tall and fits perfectly into New York’s Central Park: the 111 West 57th Street skyscraper is the narrowest skyscraper in the world.

Construction work on the XXL skyscraper, which bears the rather clumsy name of 111 West 57th Street, has officially ended. The 435 meter high building was designed by the architectural firm Shop Architects and breaks several records. It is 24 times taller than it is wide, making it the slimmest skyscraper in the world. In terms of height, it is also the second tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere.

The 91 floors spread over 435 meters make the skyscraper one of the tallest residential buildings in the world.

The 91 floors spread over 435 meters make the skyscraper one of the tallest residential buildings in the world.

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A special highlight, in addition to the fantastic view, is the swimming pool for residents.

A special highlight, in addition to the fantastic view, is the swimming pool for residents.

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The interior design designed by the Sofield studio is now complete. The construction firm has now released pictures of the inside for the first time – and they’re at least as impressive as the view.

Historic building with modern extension

The skyscraper consists of two buildings: one dates from 1925 and was designed by Warren & Wetmore, the same firm that designed Grand Central Terminal. Steinway Hall, as the building was formerly known, is one of the most famous buildings in New York. The facade of this building was carefully reconstructed in cooperation with the preservation of monuments.

Its addition is a 435 meter high tower. It is perfectly aligned with Central Park and changes the Manhattan skyline with its height. «111 West 57th is a skyscraper designed for the future, while not forgetting its historical roots. It’s timeless,” says Dana Getman of Shop Architects.

60 apartments

There are a total of 60 apartments in two buildings: 14 in the historic Steinway Hall, 46 in the tower. Some of the tower apartments are two-story and offer views that can only be dreamed of otherwise. For the interior design, Studio Sofield was inspired by the original design by Warren & Wetmore – not everyone likes it.

Studio Sofield is responsible for the interior design.

Studio Sofield is responsible for the interior design.

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Many of the rooms look rather dated compared to the exterior of the building.

Many of the rooms look rather dated compared to the exterior of the building.

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But not all: there are also modernly furnished apartments in the tower.

But not all: there are also modernly furnished apartments in the tower.

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“I don’t understand how you can build one of the most modern buildings in the world, just set it up as if we were in the time of the French Revolution…” writes a Reddit user, for example. But contrast also creates excitement. Another user says: «I love this combination of old and modern. It’s a work of art!”

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