CurbedJune 27, 2012Event: Walker Tower View-ing Party
In the House: People in the market for $40M apartments and those who sell them; e.g., Barry Sternlicht of Starwood Capital, Raphael De Niro, Bravo's Million Dollar Listers
Dress Code: Men—Unbuttoned expensive; fitted suits and unbuttoned shirts, except for those who didn't amass fortunes by sloppily removing their ties until right before bed. Women—business suits to power print cocktail dresses. Lots of heels to keep up with other impossibly tall women.
Music: A live five-piece jazz combo kept things swinging and classy. Those waiting for the elevators were entertained by mini-dressed violinists standing on light boxes accompanying a euro-pop soundtrack.
Menu: Full bars on the roof and inside. Steak and tomato skewers, seafood salad, shrimp with spanish sausage.
Overheard: "Wallpaper is back!"
There was a "View-ing" party for the first model unit at Walker Tower on West 18th Street last night, where guests wandered around one finished 3BR/3.5BA apartment with 14-foot-high ceilings, and gathered on its 1,100 square foot private terrace to take in the views of midtown's skyscrapers to the north and east and the sunset to the west. Walker Tower is shooting for the stars with its pricing, according to the Journal—estimates for the top floor are priced at approximately $8,400 a square foot—so big names and faces were in attendance at last night's party. Money men like Barry Sternlicht of Starwood Capital and real estate stars like Raphael De Niro and Ryan Serhant mingled as the sun set over Manhattan. The building also just launched a new web site: Walker Tower.