Living in the Clouds: 50 New York Residential Towers Poised to Scrape the Sky (Part I)

Posted On Thu, October 2, 2014 By

Posted On Thu, October 2, 2014 By In Architecture, Downtown Brooklyn, Major Developments, Manhattan, Starchitecture

It seems like every week a new residential skyscraper is being announced in New York City, just earlier this week the New York Times noted that a partnership between Steven Witkoff and Harry Macklowe is moving ahead with a redevelopment of the Park Lane Hotel at 36 Central Park West with an 850-foot tower.

With the mind-boggling amount of residential spires poised to pierce the sky, here’s a quick rundown of the tallest of the tall–the spindly bunch set to soar higher than 700 feet. Keep in mind that just 30 years ago, the tallest residence in the city was perched atop the 664-foot Trump Tower. Today, buildings are on the drawing board for more than twice that height.

225 West 57th Street (Nordstrom Tower)

Midtown West
Extell Development | Adrian Smith Gordon Gill Architects
93 floors | 1,479 feet to roof | 1,775 feet to spire
199 Condominiums, 1.3 MSF
2018

nordstrom tower

111 West 57th Street

Midtwon West
JDS Development | SHoP Architects
77 floors | 1,350-1,400 feet
80 Condominiums, 315,078 SF
Summer 2017

111 West 57
SHoP Architects

432 Park Avenue

Midtown East
Macklowe/CIM Group | Rafael Vinoly Architects
96 floors | 1,398 feet
123 Condominiums, 519,229 SF
2015

432 Park Avenue, dbox, Rafael Vinoly, Manhattan, Central Park
dbox

125 Greenwich Avenue

22 Thames Street, Financial District
Shvo | Rafael Vinoly Architects
77 Floors | 1,356 feet
128 Condominiums, 453,628 SF

Shvo, tower, nyc, 22 Thames, Vinoly, WTC, Manhattan
Rafael Vinoly Architects

514 Eleventh Avenue (former Mercedes Benz Site)

Far West Side
Silverstein Properties
106 floors | 1,100 feet
1,400 units
2020

Silverstein, Mecedes, 42nd, Port Authority, Manhattan, supertall tower, Far West Side, Hudson Yards, tower, tallest, highest
Silverstein Properties

3 Hudson Boulevard (Girasole)

Far West Side
Moinian Group | FXFowle Architects
66 Floors | 1,060 feet
14 floors of luxury residential | 1.8 MSF
2018

Moinian, Hudson Yards, Far West Side, supertall, tallest, highest,mixed-use, dbox, FXFowle, skyscraper
dbox | FXFOWLE

53W53

53 West 53rd Street, Midtown West
Hines | Atelier Jean Nouvel
82 floors | 1,050 feet
140 condos, 28 service apartments
2017

Moma Tower, Jean Nouvel, Torre Verre, Museum of Modern Art, supertall, skyscraper, Manhattan, Central Park
Hines | Atelier Jean Nouvel

One57

157 West 57th Street, Midtown West
Extell Development | Christian de Portzamparc
73 floors | 1,005 feet
94 condos / 65 rentals / 210 room Park Hyatt Hotel | 882,141 SF
2014

One57, Portzamparc, Extell, Central Park, Supertall, billionaire, tower, 57th Street, expensive, apartments, Midtown, Carnegie Hall
Christian de Portzamparc | dbox

Hudson Yards Tower E

35 Hudson Yards, Far West Side
Related Companies | Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
79 floors | 1000+ feet
250 condos | 150 room

Related Companies, Hudson Yards, SOM, SKidmore Owings & Merrill, Stephen Roth, Related Companies, Miami Dolphins, Neiman Marcus, Westside Railyards, Penn Station
dbox

220 Central Park West

Midtown West
Vornado Realty Trust | Robert A.M. Stern Architects
66 floors | 950 feet
160 condos
2016

220 Central Park, Manhattan luxury condo, NYC Tower, tallest skyscraper, most expensive
Preliminary Design by Robert A.M. Stern Architects

101 TriBeCa

101 Murray Street, TriBeCa
The Witkoff Group | Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects
63 floors | 950 feet
129 condos
2016

101-Murray
Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects

Four Seasons Hotel and Residences

30 Park Place, TriBeCa
Silverstein Properties | Robert A.M. Stern Architects
82 floors | 926 feet
157 Condos | 683,000
June 2016

SIlverstein, Four Seasons, WTC, World Trade Center, Woolworth, Moody's, 99 Church Street, FiDi, TFinancial District, City Hall
dbox | Robert A.M. Stern Architects

36 Central Park South (Park Lane Hotel site)

Midtown West
Witkoff Group | Macklowe Properties
850 feet

Park Lane Hotel, Macklowe, Central Park South apartment, Central Park, NYC skyline
Image shown for massing purposes only

Hudson Yards Tower D

15 Hudson Yards, Far West Side
Related Companies | Diller Scofidio + Renfro
70 floors | 910 feet
250 condominiums and rentals | 960,000 SF
2018

Hudson Yards, Corset, Coach, High Line, Chelsea, West Side, railyards, Scofidio, Related, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, skyscraper
Related Companies | Diller Scofidio + Renfro

250 South Street

227 Cherry Street, Lower East Side
Extell Development | Dattner Architects
68 floors | 847 feet
787 units | 1,227,694

Extell, Pathmark, East River, Manhattan Bridge, Chinatown, FDR, Affordable Housing, Lower East Side, Sandy
NYC Department of Buildings Massing Diagram

15 East 30th Street

NoMad
JD Carlisle | Handel Architects
53 floors | 825 feet
188 Units

Murray Hill apartments, Manhattan real hestate, nyc new development, New York skyscrapers, empire state building
Image shown for massing purposes only

56 Leonard

TriBeCa
Hines / Alexico Group | Herzog & de Meuron Architects
56 floors | 821 feet
145 condos | 480,364 SF
2015

Herzog de Meuron, Swiss, Jenga, TriBeca, Hines, Alexico, New York Law, tallest, penthouses, cantilever,downtown, church street
dbox | Herzog & de Meuron Architects

520 Park Avenue

Upper East Side
Zeckendorf Development LLC | Robert A.M. Stern Architects
52 floors | 781 feet
31 Condos, 178,578 SF
2017

45 East 60, UES, Central Park, Manhattan, skyline, most expensive, $130, penthouse, Zeckendorf, RAMSA
Robert A.M. Stern Architects

50 West Street

Financial District
Time Equities, Inc. | Murphy/Jahn Architects
63 floors | 783 feet
191 condos | 546,000 SF
2016

Helmut Jahn, West Street, Time Equities, Battery Park, BPC, Statue of Liberty, WTC, Greenwich South, Wall Street, curtain wall
Copyright dbox

45 East 22nd Street

Gramercy
The Continuum Company | Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects
64 floors | 777 feet
83 units | 372,684 SF
Fall 2016

Continuum, Eichner, Ian, One Madison, Ruppert Murdoch, tallest, Gramercy, Madison Square, Eataly
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

340 Flatbush Avenue Extension

Downtown Brooklyn
SHoP Architects | JDS Development
70 floors | 775 feet
495 units | 561,104 SF
Fall 2016

Flatbush, SHOP, JDS Development, Brooklyn Tower, Downtown Brooklyn,
Image shown for massing purposes only

250 East 57th Street

Midtown East
61 floors | 711 feet
World-Wide Group | Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP
93 condos | 322,260 SF
2016

SOM, skidmore owings & Merrill, worldwide, whole foods, undulate, East Side, Second Avenue, manhattan skyline, Empire state building, 432 Park
Skidmore Owings & Merrill

610 Lexington Avenue

Midtown East
63 stories | 709 feet
RFR Realty LLC /Hines | Foster & Partners
91 condos | 273,598 Sf
2017

RFR, Shangri La, NYC, Lexington, Midtown East, high-rise, slender, tall, Norman Foster, Seagram, zoning, hotel
Foster+Partners

Manhattan West Residential Tower

500 West 33rd Street, Far West Side / Hudson Yards
Brookfield Properties | Skidmore Owings & Merrill
64 floors | 702 feet
790 Rentals | 756,674

Brookfield, Hudson Yards, Manhattan West, High Line,
Skidmore Owings & Merrill

Citypoint Phase III

Downtown Brooklyn
Extell Development
approx. 65 floors | +700 feet

Cook+Fox, CookFox, Albee Square, Brooklyn, bk, dobro, Mall, tallest, Extell, Victoria's Secret, Thor, Flatbush, willoughby
Conceptual Rendering by COOKFOX Architects

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  • barman

    How big are these units? Only 199 condos in a ~1,500 ft tower with 93 floors doesn’t add up to much. These massive projects will do very little for housing availability and even less for affordability.

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