425 Park Avenue’s Crowning Trident Begins to Rise in Midtown East

425 Park Avenue. Rendering by Dbox, courtesy of Foster + Partners

Construction has begun on the structural frames for 425 Park Avenue‘s trio of decorative parapet fins in Midtown East. The 47-story, 897-foot-tall building is designed by Norman Foster, head of Foster + Partners, and is being developed by L&L Holding Company LLC. Adamson Associates is the architect of record.

New photos from street level and from above document the installation process. A temporary brace between all three is currently in place.

425 Park Avenue, seen from One Vanderbilt in late July. Photo by Michael Young

The eastern elevation of 425 Park Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

A close-up of the top of 425 Park Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

Looking at the top of the southern elevation. Photo by Michael Young

The rising curtain wall on the eastern elevation. Photo by Michael Young

The fins, which will be constructed of glass and will be illuminated at night, could easily be finished before the end of the summer. Meanwhile, the curtain wall continues to ascend the main Park Avenue elevation. The backside of the skyscraper makes extensive use of opaque gray-colored paneling interspersed by tall strips of floor-to-ceiling glass. Most of the shear concrete walls that make up this side of the structure house the elevator cores, egress staircase, and mechanical shafts.

425 Park Avenue should be finished by the end of 2020.

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4 Comments on "425 Park Avenue’s Crowning Trident Begins to Rise in Midtown East"

  1. Francisco Fradinho | August 12, 2019 at 9:35 am | Reply


  2. The last thing this overdone building needs is a ‘crowning trident’. Less is more.

  3. Joseph Duopoppa | August 13, 2019 at 9:27 am | Reply

    Is this an office building or a residential tower?
    The CIPC says residential, but the renderings look like offices…..

  4. Steve Sanderson | August 18, 2019 at 10:32 pm | Reply

    That’s building just make me feel uncomfortable

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