Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill have released a new video featuring Central Park Tower. The future 1,550-foot tall skyscraper will soon eclipse 432 Park Avenue as the tallest residential building in the world. The site is addressed as 217 West 57th Street, and will be the tallest skyscraper on 57th Street, aka “Billionaire’s Row,” within the next few months. Recent photos also show construction getting closer to the 137-story pinnacle.
In the video, both Adam and Gordon highlight the extraordinary views of Central Park for all north-facing units, no matter how high or low above street level. This is thanks to the multi-level podium and gravity-defying cantilever on the eastern side of the structure.
“The cantilever is purposeful,” says AS+GG Partner Gordon Gill. “In order to fit the maximum space into this tight site, the residential program was extended with the protrusion, allowing for improved unit layouts, enhanced views, and more advantageous structural depths.”
Units facing south enjoy the expansive scenery of Midtown from the East River to the Hudson River, as ell as Lower Manhattan and all the way down to the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge towards the Atlantic Ocean.
Structural elements are discreetly placed and hidden between each unit in order to create larger, uninterrupted and more open floor plates. The living spaces are purposely located in the corners, to take advantage of abundant daylight and wide stretches of floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Some of the units will come with their own private outdoor terraces. These would be located among the building’s setbacks.
Completion is expected sometime next year.