The last time YIMBY checked on progress at Extell’s Central Park Tower, rising at 217 West 57th Street, glass installation had just begun, and the building was several floors above its cantilever. Three months later, the supertall’s superstructure is pushing towards its halfway point, and stands over 700 feet above the streets below. New renderings for the project have also appeared alongside its partially-launched website, giving a better idea of interiors, as well as the nighttime lighting scheme.
The skyline rendering depicts the tower from the south, and shows intricacies in the exterior that should give the supertall an attractive crown. The interior renderings also show the extruded metallic elements along the outside in a bit more detail.
217 West 57th Street will eventually stand slightly over 1,550 feet to its rooftop, making it the tallest building in the Five Boroughs by roof height. The parapet will sit about 150 feet above 432 Park Avenue, and over 100 feet above 111 West 57th Street, which is omitted from the new renderings.
Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architects are designing the building, which will include Nordstrom’s flagship New York City location in its lower levels. James Carpenter Design Associates is responsible for the design of that portion, which will stand 280 feet to its top floor. With the seven-story Nordstrom reaching heights that could suffice for a 30-story tower, the interiors are sure to impress.
Above, there will be a mix of uses, until residential takes over from the cantilever on up. Current plans show 183 units, at an anticipated average size of over 5,000 square feet apiece, all of which will be condominiums. According to the EB-5 materials, the uppermost penthouse will be a 17,000 square foot triplex spanning marketing levels 129-131.
Completion is anticipated for 2019, and the current pace of construction seems on track to meet that deadline. While work took several months to pass the cantilever, progress has been fairly swift since then, and the regularities of the upper residential floors should ensure swift progress until the superstructure reaches the parapet.
Given the massive scope of the tower, that is probably still about a year away. In the meantime, glass is rising across the exterior, and interior work is underway on the lower floors.