Central Park Tower looking at the southwest corner from Broadway. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, image via Extell
Central Park Tower, aka 217 West 57th Street, has surpassed the 1,450-foot-tall Willis Tower (née Sears Tower) to claim the title of highest roof in the Western Hemisphere. The Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill-designed supertall is being developed by Extell and will soon top-out at 1,550 feet tall over Billionaires’ Row.
New photographs document the ongoing work at the dizzying summit of the reinforced concrete superstructure.
Looking at the southern elevation with the cantilever at the bottom of the photograph. Photo by Michael Young
The difference in the color of the glass is striking. All panes will eventually be stripped of the blue protective film. Photo by Michael Young
Looking from Columbus Circle. Photo by Michael Young
The glass curtain wall on the upper portion of the building is being installed without the blue protective film that coats the remainder of the structure.
Looking east. Photo by Michael Young
The top of Central Park Tower. Photo by Michael Young
Looking east from the New Jersey Turnpike. Photo by Michael Young
Extell is expecting a project sellout of $4 billion. Meanwhile, the Nordstrom flagship store, which will occupy the tower’s podium, will open on October 24, 2019.
The protective film on the wavy glass panels of the retail base is starting to show the transparency of the curtain wall. Photo by Michael Young
Completion of Central Park Tower is expected sometime next year.
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