157 West 57th Street TOWERING OVER MANHATTAN'S SKIES
During the autumn of 2014, the One 57 was opened in Manhattan’s Midtown District, a 306-metre-high skyscraper which was on completion the city’s tallest residential building. It was designed by the renowned architect Christian de Portzamparc, winner of the prestigious Pritzker prize.
On account of its towering height and dominant position overlooking Central Park, the tower immediately hit the headlines as the location of some of New York’s most exclusive residences. These include the sumptuous apartment on the eighty-fifth floor, which recently underwent exceptional renovation.
Owned by a renowned Canadian financier, the residence covers, at 580 square metres, the entire floor. What makes it particularly unusual is the amazing view: its walls consist almost entirely of glass, involving it with the landscape around in an incredible manner and offering a 360-degree panorama of New York’s skyline.
The interior was designed by Chahan Minassian, and possesses a celestial tranquillity on account of the use of a variety of cream tints which endow it with an enchanting harmony with the big skies over Manhattan.
In the main lounge, Peter Lane’s marvellous ceramic wall follows the south side for its entire length and gives the room a choreographic touch of considerable impact.
As already mentioned, the view of Manhattan is spectacular, but the most exciting thing about the view is probably the changing colours of Central Park itself as the seasons change, making it the real guest of honour of this beautiful residence.
Our thanks to Sotheby’s International Realty and Nikki Field for their cooperation in producing this article.
New York, April 2018