The men’s and women’s bathrooms both have a stall that offers a plunging, stop-everything-and-gape view of the neon Pegasus atop the Mercantile building. The sight rivals the highest of high fare. It’s worth the trek to the 49th floor.
Step from Nick Badovinus’ dining room outfitted with 64 chandeliers (and a giant fish tank’s yellow submarine) to a bathroom awash in white lilies, sinks full of ice, more crystal pendants, and the disembodied voice of vintage sports broadcasts over a radio.
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Lipstick-red walls; dramatic, Dalmatian-spotted terrazzo marble tile; and Jeremy Biggers’ pop-star portraits—visions of Beyoncé or Amy Winehouse sultrily snapping solo shots—take the bathroom-mirror selfie to its logical, high-art conclusion.
Midcentury modern curves and velvet banquettes characterize the dining room; pop into the bathroom, and the chic gold and retro vibe follows you. You might find yourself so mesmerized that you forget your caviar and bubbles in the other room.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa, a shirtless Lenny Kravitz in black and white, pin-up girls of both the modern and classic variety—it’s like a teenage mood board exploded on the walls. Go ahead. Take a tinkle with the eyes of a faux Roman bust watching.