432 Park Avenue will become a beacon of light beginning Monday

Posted On Fri, November 11, 2016 By

Posted On Fri, November 11, 2016 By In Architecture, Central Park South, Midtown, Urban Design

Just in case you had trouble spotting the Western Hemisphere’s tallest residential tower, beginning Monday, 432 Park Avenue will debut a brand new lighting feature that will turn the 1,396-foot supertall into a glowing beacon. As LLNYC reports, 32 LEDs will fill the tower’s five open-air “drum floors” where the building’s mechanicals are situated. 432 Park‘s starchitect, Rafael Viñoly, worked with HDLC Architectural Lighting Design to develop the scheme.

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As many will point out from the renderings, the overall effect isn’t what you’d call dramatic—meaning don’t expect the same pizzaz as you would from the Empire State Building. As the “lighting show” has been laid out, the LEDs will fill the mechanical space on the the 31st, 45th, 60th, 74th and 89th floors, each of which are 30 feet in height.

Viñoly described the installation as “a way to celebrate and highlight the integral breaks in the building.”

[Via LLNYC]

Renderings by DBOX

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