World's Skinniest Skyscraper Complete in New York City

111 West 57th Street, a residential supertall tower with multiple global distinctions, completed construction recently in New York City.

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April 6, 2022, 7:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


New York City, New York United States - August 29 2021: Steinway Tower 111 West 57th Street on Billionaires' Row Midtown Manhattan skyscrapers with summer clouds.

111 West 57th Street on Billionaires' Row in Midtown Manhattan while still under construction in August 2021. | ThomasAFink / Steinway Tower, New York City, New York United States

"The final exterior cladding elements have been added to SHoP Architects' 111 West 57th Street in New York City, a supertall skyscraper that is both the world's skinniest and the second tallest in the Western Hemisphere," reports Ben Dreith for Dezeen.

"Located on what has come to be called Billionaires' Row in Midtown Manhattan, the SHoP Architects-designed tower reached supertall height in 2018, and with a height to width ratio of 24:1 is considered the world's skinniest skyscraper," adds Dreith.

The 1,428-foot-tall tower is now ready for residents to move in, according to the project's developers. More design details, construction history, and pretty pictures are available in the source article below.

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