Toll Brothers City Living‘s 400 Park Avenue South is approaching topping-out, and now stands 37 floors tall. Construction has accelerated as the tower has grown, likely a byproduct of simpler layouts on higher floors; as the superstructure rises, the jagged peripheral shards of the ‘Fortress of Glassitude‘ shrink away from the main body, leaving the center mass to form the eventual pinnacle on its own.
The facade has also made progress, though the visual change is not as notable. The variety of angles that form 400 Park Avenue South appear to be cutting-edge in a literal sense, and the reflectivity of the glass will result in a sharp final product; even with much of the eastern cladding obscured, the exterior is a pleasant testament to legitimately luxury new construction.
Since the end of the recession, the surrounding neighborhood has boomed in popularity, morphing alongside New York’s rapidly rising technology sector; this has spurred many new and extremely high-end development in a small radius surrounding Madison Square Park. One Madison, 10 Madison Square West, and Huys will also be completed soon, and all besides 400 Park Avenue South – which will have the most units by a wide margin – will be entirely condominium.
Designed by Portzamparc, 400 Park Avenue South will eventually rise 42 floors and 476 feet. The base will be occupied by retail, while the bulk of the tower will hold 363 residences, mixing condominiums on upper levels with rental units below. Construction should be finished by this time next year.
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