Central Park Tower Surpasses 432 Park Avenue to Become The Tallest Residential Building in The Western Hemisphere

57th Street seen from Central Park. Photo by Michael Young

Fresh photos of Central Park Tower, aka 217 West 57th Street, show that the exterior safety netting has now reached the 92nd floor, and with formwork for the reinforced concrete following, construction has officially surpassed the 1,396-foot-tall rooftop parapet of 432 Park Avenue, making the supertall the tallest residential structure in New York and the Western Hemisphere. The imminently 1,550-foot tower is being designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, while Extell is the developer.

Central Park and 57th street seen from the New Jersey Turnpike. Photo by Michael Young

Looking at the top of the northern elevation of Central Park Tower from Central Park. Photo by Michael Young

Central Park Tower and Midtown seen from 99 Hudson Street. Photo by Michael Young

Once work reaches the rooftop, the height difference with 432 Park Avenue will become more apparent. Meanwhile, SHoP Architect’s slender 111 West 57th Street will become the second skyscraper in Midtown to surpass 1,400 feet, followed by Kohn Pedersen Fox’s One Vanderbilt office tower.

Central Park Tower looking at the southwest corner from Broadway. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, image via Extell

There will be 179 condominium residences and a 285,000-square-foot, seven-story Nordstrom flagship department store in the main podium. Nordstrom is expected to open the new retail space this Fall.

Looking up at Central Park Tower and the cantilever on the eastern elevation. Photo by Michael Young

Completion of Central Park Tower is expected sometime next year.

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