Studio Sofield completes interiors on world’s skinniest supertall skyscraper

December 19, 2022 by No Comments

Studio Sofield has accomplished the interiors of 111 West 57th Avenue, often known as Steinway Tower – a supertall skyscraper designed by SHoP Architects in New York Metropolis.

The interiors mark the total completion of the 1,428-foot-tall (435-metre) skyscraper, which is the second tallest within the Western Hemisphere, and the skinniest on the earth with a height-to-width ratio of 24:1.

Steinway tower interiors with modern furniture and view of central park
Studio Sofield accomplished interiors for Steinway Tower in Manhattan

Sited on a avenue close to Central Park in Midtown that has come to be often called Billionaire’s Row, the skyscraper has views wanting north and south.

New York-based Studio Sofield designed the interiors for the skyscraper in addition to the adjoining Steinway Corridor, which is related to the tower.

The 91-storey skyscraper has 46 residences, with a further 14 held in Steinway Corridor, in addition to quite a lot of facilities, and was developed by JDS Improvement Group and Property Markets Group.

Steinway Tower lobby inteirors with pianos
The design included interiors for the foyer areas that join the tower and Steinway Corridor

“With 111 West 57th Avenue, I got down to create inside structure that was unmistakably and quintessentially New York,” stated Studio Sofield founder William Sofield.

“Whereas celebrating the vibrancy of right this moment, I’m a historian by nature and sought to honor and evoke the splendor of our metropolis’s gilded age.”

Steinway Tower lobby interiors gilded frames
Studio Sofield needed the general public interiors to mirror the “gilded age” of New York Metropolis

Interiors designed by Sofield contains the “block-long foyer sequence” that connects the 2 features of the tower. Right here, the studio restored the unique flooring of the Steinway Corridor and used limestone, marble, blackened metal and velvet accents.

A variety of the lighting parts and sculptures had been supplied by Czech design studio Lasvit.

Murals in bas-reliefs of gold and silver leaves depict architectural landmarks of New York, and elephants had been depicted elephants roaming by town as a”tribute to the historical past of pianos”.

Steinway Hall swimming poool
The swimming pool room has full-height home windows

One other room within the foyer sequence was outfitted with bronze mirror cladding that results in a “domed salon” lined with banquet seating.

On 58th avenue, a residence entrance that includes a granite porte-cochere with grillwork doorways impressed by “the bronze filigree on the constructing’s exterior”.

Steinway hall room
Steinway Corridor was renovated utilizing themes from the unique constructing

The bar space and the swimming pool are additionally within the corridor construction. Based on the studio, the bar was based mostly on the “legendary King Cole Bar with its stylish bar” with a decorative balcony and skylights that additional the fabric references to the unique constructing.

Elevator vestibules for the tower had been accomplished utilizing custom-made doorways by artist Nancy Lorenz. The swimming pool is 82 ft lengthy (25 metres) and is housed in a double-height room with floor-to-ceiling home windows.

Within the skyscraper, the residences every occupy at the least a single flooring. Every residence has a central room the place the views to the north and south are prioritised, and these rooms result in a “signature nice corridor, which regularly spans the total width of the tower,” in line with the studio.

Gray oak and macauba stone had been used for the flooring and nine-foot-tall doorways separate the room.

Steinway Skyscraper interiors
The skyscraper’s residences have picket and stone flooring

{Hardware} for the doorways in addition to different options just like the freestanding bathtubs and the fixtures had been sourced from long-standing US producers equivalent to PE Guerin, which, in line with the studio, is the “nation’s oldest architectural {hardware} agency”.

Different supertall skyscrapers – outlined as one between 984 and 1,969 ft (300 and 600 metres) – designed by SHoP Architects embody the Brooklyn Tower in Downtown Brooklyn, which is nearing its technique to completion, having topped out earlier this yr.

Billionare’s Row – the title for the luxurious skyscrapers on 57th Avenue close to Central Park in Manhattan, continues to see new developments, with New York studio ODA saying the development of a “fractal” skyscraper on the road.

The inside pictures is by Adrian Gaut with exterior pictures by David Sundberg.

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