The current round of the 57th Street boom is making rapid progress, and construction work at 220 Central Park South in particular is moving quickly. Despite all the momentum, slight uncertainty has surrounded the building’s final design, but YIMBY now has a fresh rendering confirming the skyscraper’s ultimate appearance.
Robert A.M. Stern Architects are designing the tower, which is likely to become the most expensive building in New York City upon completion. Already, the building has been the rumored site of a potential $250 million sale, and over one-third of the 173-unit building is already in contract.
Renderings for 220 Central Park South were first spotted in early 2014, but the images were said to be possibly out of date. The new look comes from the project’s architect of record, SLCE Architects, and confirm that — for the most part — the original reveal will translate into reality.
The new image also includes a look at the project’s “Villa” component directly on Central Park South, which had previously gone unseen. That part of the development will only stand 17 stories tall, blending into the existing street-wall along Central Park South.
The main tower will be slightly more conspicuous, totaling 472,523 square feet, and its 65 floors will stand 950 feet tall. Several versions of cladding were already placed on-site, giving an idea of what the limestone facade will look like, though no word is out on which version was ultimately chosen.
Completion is tentatively expected by the end of next year, and Vornado is the developer.