Tallest Tower in New York City Reaches its Peak
Located between 56th and 57th Streets, 432 Park Avenue has reached its staggering height of 1,396 feet (425 metres) and is set to become the tallest building in New York City as well as the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere upon its completion in 2015.
Rising above a collection of other soaring skyscrapers at the southern end of Central Park, residents will be able to enjoy spectacular views in all directions from Central Park to the Atlantic Ocean, Bronx to Brooklyn and the Hudson to the East River. This iconic building will be seen by everyone and will transform the city’s skyline.
Harry B. Macklowe, the developer in charge of building this staggering US$1.3 billion tower stated that “it’s almost like the Mona Lisa, except instead of it looking at you; you’re looking at it wherever you are. You can’t escape it.”
Due to its enormous size, approval was needed from the Federal Aviation Administration before construction could begin.
Positioned in an area, commonly referred to as ‘billionaire’s belt’, the building contains two penthouses located on the 96th and 95th floor. The one on the higher floor under construction has already sold for US$95 million, whilst the sub-penthouse on the 95th floor is priced at US$85 million.
With the building containing a total of 104 apartments, over half of these have already sold, with price tags starting at US$8 million and it is thought that the remaining apartments will be snatched up before opening next year.
Rafael Viñoly is the architect behind this high-rise slim looking tower and has designed other buildings worldwide such as 20 Fenchurch Street in London and the Tokyo International Forum.
Inside the building, the awe-inspiring design continues with apartments containing massive square windows that provide plenty of natural light and stunning views, whilst double-height ceilings and gorgeous oak flooring create a great sense of space and grand elegance.
Currently the tallest building in Australia is the Q1 Building in the Gold Coast which measures in at 323 metres, over 100 metres shorter than 432 Park Avenue. Q1 is also the tallest residential tower in the Southern Hemisphere.
Published on 20th of October 2014 by Marty Stanowich