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The world’s skinniest skyscraper, New York’s Steinway Tower, is ready for its first residents

Written by Lydia Armstrong, CNN

The world’s skinniest skyscraper has been completed, adding a new landmark to Manhattan’s famous skyline.

Steinway Tower, or 111 West 57th Street, has a height-to-width ratio of 24:1, making it “the most slender skyscraper in the world,” according to the developers.

At 1,428 feet, it is also one of the tallest buildings in the Western hemisphere, falling short of two others in New York City: One World Trade Center at 1,776 feet and Central Park Tower at 1,550 feet.

The midtown Manhattan development includes 60 apartments spanning the tower’s 84 stories and the adjacent Steinway Hall building.

The tower was designed by New York architecture firm SHoP Architects and built by JDS Development, Property Markets Group and Spruce Capital Partners, which began construction in 2013. Gregg Pasquarelli, principal at SHoP Architects, called the building “a project…

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