William Sofield’s Model Unit at 111 West 57th Street Gives Depth to Glass and Steel

There are buildings that blend in with their surroundings, and there are those that stand apart from the rest. AD100 designer William Sofield and his firm Studio Sofield saw that 111 West 57th Street, a residential structure by SHoP Architects, also known as the Steinway Tower, fell squarely into the latter category. Visually compelling, it pierces the sky at more than 80 stories, defies engineering with a pencil-thin silhouette, and sits on a spendy stretch of West 57th Street overlooking Central Park, frequently dubbed Billionaires’ Row.

By Katie Chang
October 29, 2018
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