(CNN) — The designers of the world’s thinnest skyscraper have just given fans of ultra-luxury living an early Christmas present.
New York studio Studio Sofield revealed the interiors of the Steinway Tower, the newly built 435-meter-tall tower overlooking Central Park. The announcement marks the completion of the opulent midtown Manhattan landmark, which was built on the site of the historic Steinway & Sons piano company.
The 91-story skyscraper, also known as 111 West 57th Street, contains 46 single-story and duplex units. Photos released this month by the designers show opulent foyers decked out in limestone, marble, darkened steel and velvet, smoky-grey solid oak floors and original artwork by Picasso and Matisse.
According to Studio Sofield, the Steinway Tower’s interiors were designed to evoke the grandeur of New York’s Gilded Age, a period in the late 19th century when the city’s boulevards were lined with the stately mansions of robber barons like Andrew Carnegie and Cornelius Vanderbilt. It stands on a Midtown street lined with glittering towers known as “Billionaire’s Row.”
Studio Sofield founder William Sofield told CNN that he wanted the tower to feel unmistakably New York.
“We’ve all been to very luxurious places, but I wanted to create a building that couldn’t be anywhere else in the world,” he said. “I know there are a lot of people who can have multiple houses, who will have apartments here. And I wanted to create a very different experience that you could only have in New York.”
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Elsewhere, the building’s interiors include a 25-meter pool set in a light-filled room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a row of Kentia palm trees. There’s also a modern take on New York’s legendary King Cole Bar, complete with an ornate balcony and custom gold and silver murals.
Other amenities include private dining rooms with a catering kitchen, a golf simulator, and a landscaped terrace.
“I’m always very personal in my work,” Sofield said. “So (take) the pool, for example… I didn’t want it to look like a normal pool. It has wood paneling with great details and gold plating.”
“It has a vaulted ceiling,” he added. “It has curtains…So it’s very different from any pool you’d find in New York.”
With a ratio of 24:1, the Steinway Tower has been described by its developers as “the slimmest skyscraper in the world.” The tower’s façade includes terracotta blocks, a material that appears to change color and texture when viewed in different lights and from different angles.
At over 1,300 feet, it’s also one of the tallest buildings in the Western Hemisphere, just below two others in New York City: One World Trade Center, at 1,541 feet, and the 1,500-foot Central Park Tower. meters.
Super-slim skyscrapers, also known as pencil towers, became prominent features of Hong Kong’s skyline in the 1970s. Big cities like New York have since followed suit.
The homes in the Manhattan skyscraper, developed by JDS Development Group and Property Markets Group, are priced from $7.75 million to $66 million.