Ahhhhh, Manhattan. The Big Apple. The City of Dreams. The city so nice, they named it twice. Big buildings are almost prerequisites for the bustling business hub. The Empire State building scratches up to space and its iconic Statue of Liberty brushes at the clouds.
Owned by the American JDS Development and heralding a 2020 release, 111 West 57th Street, also known as the Steinway Tower or ‘Stairway to Heaven’, is a very impressive building, to say the least. Designed by American architect company, SHoP, this condominium will stand at 435 metres tall upon completion with 86 different floors and a total of 58 apartments.
What is a condominium, you may be asking? As the American’s call it, it is a type of apartment block that is independently sellable and seen as real estate. The most attractive thing about this building is, yes the simplicity and elegance of its thin structure, but also its breathtaking positioning to give it prime views of Central Park. That lush green of the park looks so inviting, doesn’t it? The appeal of this building is very much the exterior, but wait until you see what’s on the inside.
At the Steinway Tower, each different room is decked to the height of luxury and elegance, with fully furnished fittings and subtle notes of oak and burned wood. The average price of every square metre of this place is US$6,160, so if you want to grab an apartment at the Stairway to Heaven you’ll need to save up a couple of million. Worth it, though.
Vital Stats: 1,428 feet, 86 floors, 82 of which are above ground. Construction started in 2015. Prices start at $1.4 million for a 564-square-foot studio