Exterior work on Extell‘s Central Park Tower is nearing the finish line. The reflective glass curtain wall is approaching the parapet of the 1,550-foot-tall skyscraper, which is also addressed 217 West 57th Street. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, the supertall has the highest roof level of any building in the Western Hemisphere and will yield 179 residences, with Extell projecting a $4 billion sellout.
New photos from Tectonic give us a current look at the state of work. The safety cocoon netting structure has been fully removed, revealing the steel framework outline of the crown. The metal clips to which the glass will be attached are also visible.
The midsection of the tower is still largely covered in protective blue film, which will likely be peeled off later this year.
The temporary supports that were positioned beneath the cantilevering section of Central Park Tower have been shifted downward by four stories.
Some of the panels that cover mechanical floors and ventilation on the western elevation are in place.
The exterior hoist is still affixed to the backside of the tower facing Central Park, and will remain standing until interior work is complete. The construction crane is also in place, but will likely finish operating before the end of the year.
Central Park Tower is likely to be completed sometime around the end of the year.