News about the supertalls rising in the city is pouring in, including 111 West 57th Street’s ascent past the 1,000-foot mark and YIMBY’s exclusive reveal about the possible revival of Foster + Partners’ design at 200 Greenwich Street. For today, we turn back to Midtown with an update for Central Park Tower, the tallest building under construction in the country. Extell Development Company and the Shanghai Municipal Investment Group are responsible for the project.
Since our last update, about a dozen floors have been added to the top, comfortably pushing it above 220 Central Park South. The building now stands around 1,100 feet above street level, with about 450 feet left before topping out. The marketing count is 131 floors while DOB count is 99.
Progress on installing the façade has moved forward, which now includes cladding near the base.
It was exactly one year and one day ago that YIMBY covered the installation of the first pieces of the façade. Today, it wraps the building as high up as 800 feet, and pieces of the protective blue plastic wrap have been removed to reveal the true appearance of the curtain wall, which features a reflective tone with bands of silvery steel separating each floor.
The 1,550 foot-tall Central Park Tower is looking to break several records. Once it tops out, it will become the tallest building in the country by roof height, surpassing Willis Tower’s architectural height of 1,450 feet. It will also be the tallest residential building, and the second tallest building, in the country by parapet. Lastly, the project is hoping to become the most profitable building, with a targeted sell-out of $4.4 billion. The building is expected to cost $1.2 billion to complete.
The 99-story structure will yield 1.2 million square feet within, with 695,200 square feet dedicated to residential use, 50,000 square feet of amenities, and 300,000 square feet for Nordstrom’s Manhattan flagship store.
179 condominiums will be created.
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture are the design architects, and Rottet Studio is responsible for interiors, while Adamson Associates are the architect of record.
Topping out is likely to occur in 2019 with move-ins by 2020.