432 Park Avenue continues its ascent, and the tower’s presence continues to gain prominence; the view from the GM Tower – thanks to YIMBY reader Kyle – shows the tower climbing into the skyline. Since last week’s update, the tower has only risen one floor, but there has been another major change; the first glass has now been installed.
432 Park’s enormous windows – measuring 10 feet by 10 feet – are sure to define the tower’s ‘living experience,’ though – as One57 has shown – whether the buyers at 432 Park actually live in the tower remains to be seen.
The glass is nothing spectacular in and of itself, aside from the sheer size of each pane, but the focus of the design is clearly the ‘minimalist’ concrete exterior, so that is to be expected. The beveled edges of the windows – already apparent, even with only the first few installed – will help break up the facade’s monotony while also adding depth.
The overall look of 432 Park Avenue will be made or broken by these small touches, as the building’s simplicity makes such minor details more obvious. So far, this has been to the tower’s disadvantage, given the splotchiness of the concrete exoskeletion; the glass may provide a visual counterweight to the flawed facade, but – unfortunately – large windows alone cannot compensate for ugly concrete.