When the conversation turns to new buildings on Midtown's 57th Street, the topic is usually the shiny, supertall condo towers poking their way onto the skyline, but last October, a building far more interesting than a glass box claimed its place on the thoroughfare. The Viceroy New York, a 30-story hotel at 120 West 57th Street, just down the block from attention-hog One57, opened its doors this past fall. The designers, husband-and-wife team Stephen Alesch and Robin Standefer of Roman and Williams, recently walked Curbed through the space. Not only did Roman and Williams create the buildinga striking, film noir-inspired structure faced with black steel and muntined windowsbut they also designed every piece of the interiors, from the nautical door numbers to the Art Deco furniture to the brass door hinges.
· Roman and Williams [official]
· Viceroy New York [official]
· Viceroy New York coverage [Curbed]