3. 111 West 57th Street

Rendering by Hayes Davidson

111 West 57th Street, also known as Steinway Tower, is situated along Billionaires’ Row on 57th Street. The main portion of this New York skyscraper is an 84-story, 1,428-foot tower designed by SHoP Architects, and the 16-story Steinway Hall, a former Steinway & Sons store, is preserved at the base of the skyscraper. 111 West 57th Street has 60 luxury condominiums, It is the thinnest skyscraper in the world with a width-to-height ratio of about 1:24.

The Steinway & Sons store opened in 1925 at Steinway Hall, serving as a store, recital hall and office building for almost nine decades. Steinway Hall contains a facade of brick, limestone and terracotta, which was restored as part of the residential development. Work on the tower faced several challenges, such as financing difficulties, lawsuits and employment controversies. 111 West 57th Street, with a facade of large glass curtain walls and narrow windows between vertical piers of glazed terracotta, features an expansive outdoor terrace, a sheltered porte-cochère and an indoor pool.