New York Film Locations

Sliver Apartment

Film: Sliver
Home: Carly Norris
Address: 211 Madison Avenue, Manhattan.

Carly Norris lives in a stylish apartment building in midtown Manhattan. She spends her days as a book editor and her nights alone.

Additional Film Locations: Sliver

Carly Norris had an apartment in the exclusive "Sliver" building in New York City. Soon after moving into the complex, she learnt that the previous tenant, who bore a great resemblance to Carly, died in a mysterious fall from the apartment balcony. Carly makes her living as a book editor and had become involved romantically with Zeke, the voyeuristic building owner, unaware that he had secretly wired the apartment building with hidden cameras and he had been watching the lives of each tenant living in the apartment building including Carly. Upon suspecting Zeke maybe the serial killer responsible for the murders in the apartment building and that she may have been the killer's next victim decided to move out and find alternative accommodation.

otsoNY Comments: According to the film, the tall and narrow sliver building is located at 113 East 38th Street in Manhattan, placing it at 38th Street and Park Avenue. The actual building used in the film is known as Morgan Court, located at 211 Madison Avenue, one block west and two blocks south of the fictional address. It was built in the 1980s and has 32 floors. The building on Madison Avenue is still there for fans to see with the only visual difference being the missing lobby entrance and courtyard, which was shot at an alternative New York location.

otsoNY Comments: Standing tall and slim on a narrow lot, Morgan Court is a stark, 32-floor structure built in the early 1980s on the site of an old carriage house. The Madison Avenue building was spotted by one of the film's location managers as she jogged down the street, and it became producer Robert Evans' only choice. One of its advantages was the 24th-floor duplex with wraparound windows that posed, in some scenes, as Sharon Stone's pad. It rents for $5,200 a month-two or three times what a book editor like Stone's character could probably afford. Unlike in the film, there is no 13th floor and no laundry room, where one character gets trapped. The filmmakers did make use of the building's actual garden but passed up the plain, beige lobby for a more high-tech-looking one at an alternative New York building.


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