A bevy of super-tall, glossy skyscrapers is rising along New York City’s Billionaires’ Row, an area south of Central Park that’s home to some of the most expensive real estate in the city. There’s Central Park Tower, which recently became the tallest residential building in the world. Then there's 220 Central Park South, which broke real estate records when billionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin paid US$238 million for a spread of condos. Both towers are expected to be finished some time in 2020. And now, nearing completion is 111 West 57th Street, which has the distinction of being the world's most slender skyscraper. The 435-metre (1,428-foot) tower is 24 times taller than it is wide and has only one residence per floor. How the 1 per cent live: exploring New York’s richest neighbourhoods The skinny skyscraper, which was developed by JDS Development Group, Property Markets Group and Spruce Capital Partners, is expected to welcome its first residents in the summer of 2020. Also known as Steinway Tower, the super-tall tower is the most slender tower in the world, according to the developers. According to New York's Skyscraper Museum, a tower's slenderness is based on the width of the base compared to the height of the building. “A tower can be very tall, but not slender, and it can be slender without being very tall,” reads the museum's website. On a recent gloomy October morning, I took the train uptown to Steinway Tower. The 91-storey skyscraper is in an area called Billionaires’ Row, home to some of the city's most expensive real estate. Billionaire buyers like Ken Griffin, Michael Dell and Liu Yiqian have picked up multimillion-dollar condos in the glossy towers rising in the neighbourhood. 111 West 57th Street sits near the historic Steinway Hall, which was built by the piano company Steinway & Sons and opened in 1925. Inside Zayn Malik’s US$10 million New York City apartment While building the luxury skyscraper atop Steinway Hall, developers have also done a thorough restoration of the interior and exterior of the historic building. The building is still a construction site, with scaffolding hiding most of the bottom of the tower from view. The tower is expected to be completed sometime in 2020, but the developers held a special press event for a peek at the first finished condo in the building. I stepped into the Steinway Hall rotunda, which was once part of the famed piano company's showroom. A pianist was playing pieces by composers like Chopin, Brahms and Rachmaninoff – on a Steinway, of course – next to a glowing model of the building. After some introductory remarks, coffee and tiny quiches, we went up the elevators in small groups to the 43rd floor. The first finished condo in Steinway Tower is a 4,500-square-foot (418-square-metre), three-bedroom unit on the 43rd floor – about halfway up the building – with its own private elevator entrance. While it's not currently for sale, a three-bedroom of the same size on the 44th floor is listed for US$29.5 million. Which tycoons own luxury Singapore penthouses and apartments? The condo’s open kitchen flows seamlessly into the living area. Although I wasn't able to get a photo of the living area without people in it, this is what the view of Central Park would look like on a sunny day. Thanks to its location almost directly at the centre of the park's southern border, 111 West 57th Street has symmetrical views of NYC's most famous park. The condo's great room is more than 15 metres (50 feet) long. During my visit, the view looked more like this. It was drizzly and foggy, and on the 43rd floor, we were basically in the clouds. The dining area, which can comfortably fit 10 people, sits on the opposite end of the great room from the kitchen. A door off the dining area opens up to a full wet bar. The condo has three bedrooms, one of which was set up as a study. Why do crazy rich Asians want luxury property in Singapore? Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom and there's an additional powder room. The interior design was done by New York-based Studio Sofield. Each bedroom has floor-to-ceiling windows for optimal city views. A dressing hall leads toward the master suite. To the right is a walk-in dressing room … … and across from that is the marble-clad master bathroom, which features dual vanities and a walk-in rain shower. Inside 9 crazy rich celebrities’ New York City homes A glossy, free-standing soaking tub is the focal point of the glamorous bathroom. The master bedroom sits in the southeast corner of the building. When it's finished, Steinway Tower will offer residents amenities that include a 24-hour doorman and concierge, a 25-metre (82-foot) swimming pool and an expansive shared outdoor terrace. The architect of 111 West 57th Street describes it as the “quintessential” New York City building, but I'm not sure I agree with that characterisation. Gregg Pasquarelli, founder of SHoP Architects, which designed the building, said at the press preview that their goal was to create a building that was “uniquely New York and absolutely modern and forward-thinking, but has the DNA of the New York skyscraper embedded in it”. “It's the quintessential tower designed and built by New Yorkers,” Pasquarelli said. The tower's terracotta and bronze exterior does differentiate it from the sleek glassy surfaces of the other new skyscrapers on Billionaires' Row. Is Trump Tower the heart of Donald Trump’s real estate empire? But while the skyscraper's facade and super-tall, super-skinny silhouette are certainly unusual, I can't say that my tour of its first condo felt too different from another Billionaires' Row apartment I've visited. Earlier this year, I toured a full-floor residence at nearby 157 West 57th Street that was listed for US$58.5 million and found that the stand-out feature was the view of the park. Steinway Tower has basically the same draw, it’s only slightly more symmetrical – a fact the developers made sure to emphasise during the press event. Pasquarelli says the building is “uniquely New York”. As a New Yorker, I have to say I'd rather live closer to the ground in a diverse neighbourhood than 300 metres (1,000 feet) high in the clouds in Midtown, surrounded by the absent millionaires and billionaires that make up so many of the buyers on Billionaires' Row. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter . This article originally appeared on Business Insider .