Austin legend and billionaire Michael Dell stuck to his roots and commissioned Miró Rivera, the Austin-based firm led by UT-Austin School of Architecture professor Juan Miró, to design his $100.47 million penthouse apartment at 57th street in New York City. The 10,923-square-foot penthouse comprises the 89th and 90th floors of One57, towering over Central Park at 157 West 57th Street, which is the most expensive property in NYC history. The contract for the home was first signed in 2012, before the tower was even completed.
The return of Juan Miró to Manhattan for a Dell project is a little ironic, because it was Michael Dell’s Dell House which stole Miró from NYC in the first place. At the time Miró was working for the New York based firm Gwathmey Siegel and Associates Architects when he was sent to Austin to work on the tech billionaire’s home.
Miró Rivera’s place in the New York City real estate elite is a reminder that Austin’s designers can compete against anyone on the world stage.
By: David Plick