Work is wrapping up on the topped-out 432 Park Avenue, officially the tallest building in New York City by roof height. Developed by CIM Group and Macklowe Properties, the 88-storey residential tower only contains 104 units, an indication of the large and luxurious suites offered.
Designed by Rafael Vinoly and SLCE Architects, the 1,396-foot building is one of the slimmest towers in the world. Its impressive height is a result of Manhattan's growing density making development space harder to find. This particular site was once occupied by the Drake Hotel, which was demolished in 2007 after 80 years of operation. The facade of 432 Park Avenue features a concrete grid reminiscent of Manhattan's simple yet iconic street layout. Breaking up the grid are periodic double-height gaps which help deflect wind pressure and add structural stability. Each floor contains 24 large windows lending views of Central Park to the north and skyscrapers in all directions.
Amenity spaces are located on the lower floors of the tower with the residential suites starting 356 feet in the air. Solid oak flooring and Italian marble countertops are some of the features included in each unit, which have ceiling heights stretching to 12.5 feet.
The latest photos from the site taken by SkyriseCities Co-Founder Edward Skira in late October show exterior cladding work mostly completed, with the exception of window columns where the construction hoist currently resides. 432 Park Avenue has made a dramatic impact on the skyline, with some critics suggesting the tower is too dominant and its height out of proportion with the area.
That should not be the case for long though, due to a number of proposals on deck nearby that will add to New York's growing collection of superslim towers. Among these are 111 57th West and Central Park Tower, both of which are set to surpass 432 Park Avenue in height. As it stands now, 432 Park Avenue is the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere.
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