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The Insanity that is 111 West 57th Street

May 07, 2014

Midtown Manhattan’s newest luxury residential tower at 111 West 57th Street isn’t on a diet, but it sure does look great. The skyscraper with the terra cotta and bronze façade located at 111 West 57th Street has been called “the slenderest tower in the world.”

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From the site:

"The modern, vertical palace combines comfort and sophistication with pre-war design elements to sing praises to New York’s Golden Age, while embracing today’s potential for innovation in the luxury housing market. 111 West 57th Street’s intriguing design makes the ultra-skinny skyscraper stand out amidst a sea of buildings with a standard, wider base design. So what makes the narrow design so appealing to potential buyers? There is something very special about JDS Development Group and Property Market Group’s newest endeavor. For starters, the 80-story tower tops off at 1,428 feet making it one of the tallest buildings in the city, besting the Empire State Building by more than 200 feet.

 Another big draw for potential buyers is the tower’s exclusive floor design. Residents don’t have to worry about disturbing neighbors to their left or right as each of the 46 residences that inhabit the tower will take up an entire 5,000-square foot floor. These contemporary homes boast 15-foot ceilings, making for some of Manhattan’s most spacious and airy living spaces. The expansive floor-to-ceiling windows are exceptionally attractive, offering sweeping views of Midtown Manhattan and Central Park. The ultra-thick walls also help conceal privacy while contributing significantly to the building’s structural soundness. An additional 14 residences are housed in Steinway Hall at the tower’s base.

The thick walls combined with the massive steel weight that sits near the tower’s peak are enough to prevent shaky situations. These features were incorporated into the architectural design to minimize swaying when exposed to high altitude winds. This condominium tower is what one finds when they pair remarkable, contemporary design with convenient luxury living."

So if you have a few or $80 million, a floor on the slenderist, tallest, condo in New York City could be yours! The rest of us pions will look from below.