Central Park Tower‘s exterior work has reached the finishing stages as construction nears completion on the 1,550-foot Billionaires’ Row supertall in Midtown, Manhattan. Addressed as 217 West 57th Street, the soaring 131-story skyscraper is designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill and developed by Extell and holds the crown as the tallest structure by roof height in the Western Hemisphere and the tallest residential building in the world. Corcoran Sunshine and Extell Marketing Group are leading sales for its 179 units and are anticipating a $4 billion sellout. The property rises between West 57th and West 58th Streets and includes Nordstrom retail frontage along Broadway.
Since our last update in May, the final glass panels have filled in the gap in the crown and more of the remaining blue protective film has been peeled away from the tower. All that remains to be completed now is a small section of the podium.
A small section of the podium’s northern elevation remains exposed from where the mechanical hoist was once attached. This is the last time we will see the bare superstructure and wavy outline of the perimeter, which is repeated on both the northern and southern sides of the massive Nordstrom retail space. The sidewalk scaffolding along 57th Street that bears the Nordstrom logo in large black capital letters should also be removed soon.
YIMBY last reported on the project when the eastern side of the crown was illuminated for the first time. Since then, the other three sides remain dark, but could soon follow suit as the project gets closer to completion. When it does, it will stand as a bright beacon over Billionaires’ Row, Midtown, and New York City as a whole.
Central Park Tower’s residents will enter the building either through the private lobby on West 57th Street or through a secondary, more discreet access point along West 58th Street through a gated valet entrance. On the 100th floor will be The Central Park Club, the highest private residential club in the world and one part of the building’s 50,000 square feet of amenities that are also spread across the 14th and 16th floors. Other features include an 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 highly anticipated homes come in two- to eight-bedroom layouts beginning high above the streets on the 32nd floor, and range from 1,435 square feet to over 17,500 square feet. Resident-only services include in-home and in-club dining experiences, complemented by an exclusive Nordstrom partnership offering 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.
Central Park Tower is expected to be completed sometime before the end of 2021.