Central Park Tower rises above 432 Park, officially becomes tallest residential building in the world

March 27, 2019

Current view of construction via 6sqft (L); Rendering of the completed tower via Extell (R)

Extell Development’s supertall on Billionaires’ Row is officially the tallest residential tower in the world. As YIMBY reported this week, Central Park Tower, at 225 West 57th Street, has reached its 92nd floor, surpassing the 1,396-foot-tall tower at 432 Park Avenue. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Central Park Tower will top out at 95 stories, or 1,550 feet tall, making it stand out significantly among neighboring skyscrapers when construction wraps up next year.

Rendering courtesy of Wordsearch

The first seven floors of the glass-and-steel-clad tower will contain a 285,000-square-foot Nordstrom flagship store. Sales for the building’s 179 luxury units launched last October, with 20 of them priced $60 million and above. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal in January, Extell chief Gary Barnett wouldn’t say how many units sold so far at the tower, only that traffic had been “decent.”

The apartments range from two- to eight-bedrooms, measuring in size 1,435 to 17,500 square feet. Each unit is “strategically positioned in the corners of the residences to maximize multiple panoramas and citywide views,” according to Extell.

Residents will be able to enjoy a whopping three full floors of amenities, measuring 50,000 square feet and starting on the 14th floor. Additional perks include an outdoor terrace with a swimming pool and cabana and a health and wellness center and another pool on the 16th floor. On the 100th floor, a ballroom, a cigar bar, and a private dining room are planned.



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