In New York, the world’s thinnest skyscraper is completed

Last week, builders installed the last slabs of cladding and officially commissioned the Steinway Tower. This skyscraper is known for being the thinnest high-rise building in the world with a height-to-width ratio of 24:1. This was one of the conditions for the construction of the new structure on the famous “billionaires’ street” in Manhattan, where there is not enough physical land and one has to build on an extremely small area.

The Steinway Tower is 435 m high and has 82 floors. It has a stepped slope towards the top, reminiscent of a bird’s feather. The building was designed by SHoP Architects, its construction began in 2013, but was suspended several times due to financial difficulties. The final cost of construction was $2 billion.

It is believed that for the construction of the tower was used uniquely strong concrete, whose composition is classified. To prevent the thin and light construction from swaying in the wind, there is an 800-ton dampener at the top of the building. In addition to its original design, the skyscraper stands out because during its construction the architectural monument “Steinway Hall” was preserved and became part of the new structure.

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