The Wall Street Journal has an article out on CIM Group’s 440 Park Avenue, and a rendering is included. While the rendering has been speculated to be somewhat of a rough-draft by some people, it is nonetheless the best publicly-released image of the project to date.
Some people are still speculating that 432 Park will feature some sort of drum element separating each section of apartments (from the renderings, the sections look to be twelve floors each), which would certainly add some contrast to a design that, as-seen above, is rather mundane. Containing only 128 condominiums as well as a small hotel, 432 Park will certainly be one of the most exclusive addresses in New York regardless of the final design, although something remarkable would certainly go a long ways in justifying the astronomical price-tag buyers will ultimately face.
In addition to the image, the article also states that the building’s address on Park Avenue has now changed from 440 to 432, with the height of the building also confirmed to be at least 1,300 feet. While several downtown buildings (the new WTC) are going to be taller than the Empire State, 432 Park will be the first building in Midtown to finally surpass the ESB, marking a rather dramatic shift of the skyline’s balance.
More details from the Wall Street Journal at New York Placing Tallest Order