Construction Update: 30 Park Place

30 Park Place30 Park Place, viewed from the southeast, Woolworth at right

Like its uptown neighbor at 56 Leonard, 30 Park Place is making a relative impact on the skyline, and the floor-count is now in the mid-40s, with approximately 20 stories left before topping-out.

30 Park Place

The tower viewed from the north

With the surprisingly rapid pace of construction over the summer, 30 Park Place is already on the verge of surpassing the Woolworth Building. Its 714-foot tall neighbor held the title of world’s tallest skyscraper from 1914 – 1930, and while it has long been overtaken by larger towers further downtown, 30 Park Place will dominate right next door, diminishing its relative visibility (and standing 926 feet tall).

30 Park Place

Pre-cast concrete facade that resembles limestone

Change is the only constant that defines the New York skyline, and its continued evolution is a good thing, especially when new entrants take cues from the city’s masonry-clad favorites. Though the panels fronting 30 Park Place’s exterior are actually cast concrete, they appear convincingly limestone-esque, especially from any appreciable distance.

30 Park Place

30 Park Place

The Four Seasons Hotel & Residences should open sometime next year. Silverstein is the developer, Robert A.M. Stern is the architect, and sales are underway, with listings priced up to $60 million.

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