Fresh photos of Central Park Tower, aka 217 West 57th Street, show that the exterior safety netting has now reached the 92nd floor, and with formwork for the reinforced concrete following, construction has officially surpassed the 1,396-foot-tall rooftop parapet of 432 Park Avenue, making the supertall the tallest residential structure in New York and the Western Hemisphere. The imminently 1,550-foot tower is being designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, while Extell is the developer.
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill have released a new video featuring Central Park Tower. The future 1,550-foot tall skyscraper will soon eclipse 432 Park Avenue as the tallest residential building in the world. The site is addressed as 217 West 57th Street, and will be the tallest skyscraper on 57th Street, aka “Billionaire’s Row,” within the next few months. Recent photos also show construction getting closer to the 137-story pinnacle.
Wrapping up the year and YIMBY’s construction countdown, it comes as no surprise that Extell‘s Central Park Tower tops the list. The supertall will soon become New York City’s tallest residential building, and it will also have the highest roof of any structure in the Five Boroughs. The 1,550-foot-tall tower is being designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. The site has previously gone by its address, 217 West 57th Street. The building has now surpassed its 90th floor, and currently stands over 1,300 feet atop 57th Street.
The development boom that began to envelope the 57th Street corridor with One57’s rise is finally at peak frenzy. 220 Central Park South is nearing completion, 111 West 57th Street is being clad in its terra cotta and bronze facade, and the future 1,550-foot-tall 217 West 57th Street, aka Central Park Tower, is also seeing its exterior falling into place.
YIMBY has chronicled the evolution of 217 West 57th Street, aka Nordstrom Tower and officially dubbed Central Park Tower, since it was clearing hurdles for the approval of its cantilever. Now that the building has begun rising, renderings from Extell have finally started leaking online, this time courtesy of EB-5 materials that surfaced on the YIMBY forums. The images show the tower is identical to renderings created in-house by YIMBY previously, and while they confirm the supertall has lost its spire, it will still become the tallest building by roof height on the continent, reaching 1,550 feet tall, and having a marketing floor count of 131.