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Anchoring the eastern corridor of Billionaire’s Row, SOM’s 252 East 57th Street has just unveiled the tower's exclusive amenities. The 34th Floor Club and Pool are the first commissioned development designed by AD100 interior architect Daniel Romualdez, whose portfolio includes the homes of notable musicians and fashion leaders including Mick Jagger and Tory Burch. The 34th Floor Club encompasses the entire floor and features panoramic views of the New York skyline and serves as an extension of each resident’s private home. Amenities include access to a luxurious lounge with piano and gas fireplace, a library curated by The Strand, a formal dining room with catering kitchen available for private events, a 70’ south-facing terrace, a billiards room, breakfast room, conference room, state-of-the-art screening room, two fully furnished guest suites with private kitchens, and a state-of-the-art fitness center complete with Peloton bikes as well as yoga and Pilates studios. Additional amenities include a porte-cochère that leads to an automated parking garage with electric car charging stations, a 75-foot swimming pool, custom hydrotherapy circuit spa, children’s playroom, Luxury Attaché concierge, and a dog playroom serviced by SPOT. 252 East 57th features 93 condominiums which are located on the top 36 floors of the 700' tall tower which was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and developed by World Wide Group and Rose Associates. The tower also features 175 rental residences known as Aalto 57 on the lower floors. Sales for available condominium units range in size from 1738 to 4972 SF and range in price from $3,975,000 to $14,800,000.
When designed the intrior spaces, Romualdez drew inspiration from iconic NYC spots such as Mr. Chow’s and Halston’s showroom at the Olympic Tower. Romualdez said he “wanted the interiors to be very urban and sleek. We chose certain pieces like the St. Thomas sofa and the waterfall coffee table - both in the living room - because they are personal favorites. The Arne Jacobsen swan chairs in the library were a nod to the cosmopolitan design-minded person who I imagined would be a resident of 252.” On working within SOM’s architecture, he explained, “we used the curve of the building, a significant SOM feature, as a running theme throughout our design. The outline of the pool is curved, as is the oval handrail."