Closings are well underway for Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill‘s 1,550-foot-tall, 131-story Central Park Tower at 217 West 57th Street. Located on Midtown‘s coveted Billionaires’ Row, this marks a major step in the final stages of the world’s tallest residential building, which is also the tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere by roof height. Extell is developing the project with an expected $4 billion sellout on the 179 units marketed by Corcoran Sunshine and Extell Marketing Group.
“Now that closings have commenced, residents will be able to experience the outstanding quality and unique lifestyle that is offered at Central Park Tower,” said Gary Barnett, founder and chairman of Extell Development Company. “With first-class product and exceptional pricing that speaks to today’s market, Central Park Tower is the very best you can buy on Central Park. There is truly no other building like it.”
Meanwhile, the exterior hoist is steadily being dismantled on the northern elevation, leaving a strip of exposed reinforced concrete floors that will soon be filled in.
Photographs show mechanical hoist disassembled down to the penultimate setback of the slender supertall. A sliver of the crown above the final eastern setback where the building’s highest penthouse and New York City’s highest outdoor terrace is located also has yet to wrap up. With the hoist removed from the upper levels, we can finally see true dimensions of Central Park Tower’s profile when looking east and west from Fifth Avenue and Columbus Circle, or from across the Hudson River. Also nearing the final stages is the removal of the protective blue film, with most of it remaining on the lower half of the structure’s eastern elevation and parts of the western side of the edifice.
Residents will enter the building either through a dedicated private residential lobby on West 57th Street, or through a secondary and more discreet access point along West 58th Street that comes with a gated valet entrance. Near the pinnacle on the 100th floor will be the Central Park Club, the highest private residential club in the world, and is part of the building’s 50,000 square feet of amenities that are also spread out on the 14th and 16th floor. There will be an expansive outdoor terrace with a swimming pool and cabanas for entertaining, a private screening room, a residents’ lounge, a tween game lounge on the 14th floor, a full-floor fitness and wellness center with a gym, a training room, a squash/basketball court, and spa treatment rooms on the 16th floor. The collection of two- to eight-bedroom homes begin on the 32nd floor and range in size between 1,435 square feet to over 17,500 square feet. Resident-only services also include in-residence and in-club dining experiences, beauty and spa services, clinical skin care, personal stylists for wardrobes in the home and a variety of in-store perks, including advance access to new brands and collections, and priority access to invite-only events.
YIMBY expects the hoist to be fully dismantled sometime between late spring and summer. The sidewalk scaffolding along West 57th Street that bears the Nordstrom name will also be removed once work on the tower above is totally completed.
Central Park Tower is expected to finish construction later this year.