New Renderings Revealed for 217 West 57th Street, the Will-Be Tallest Residential Building in the World

Posted On Mon, April 20, 2015 By

Posted On Mon, April 20, 2015 By In Architecture, Central Park South, condos, Midtown West, New Developments

Rendering via NY Yimby

It’s been relatively quiet on the Nordstrom Tower front since we saw some skyline renderings in September. But now YIMBY has uncovered the official renderings for Extell‘s 217 West 57th Street, the 92-story, 1,775-foot supertall that will take the title of tallest residential building in the world when completed, surpassing Mumbai’s World One Tower by 29 feet. The images continue to show how the tower will dominate the skyline, but they also give us a detailed look at the façade and a peek into one of the penthouses.

Nordstrom Tower, NYC supertalls, 217 West 57th Street, tallest residential building in the world

Nordstrom Tower, NYC supertalls, 217 West 57th Street, tallest residential building in the world

As we previously reported, “The tower will be wrapped in glass with stainless steel ‘fins’ and painted aluminum louvers, designed by architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill. On its upper floors will be a hotel and condominiums, and a massive Nordstrom department store will occupy the ground floor. [The store] will encompass approximately 200,000 square feet, a small percentage of the building’s 1.3-million-square-foot overall floor area.” Smith and Gordon also designed Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.

Nordstrom Tower, NYC supertalls, 217 West 57th Street, tallest residential building in the world
The Penthouse

The interior rendering is of a penthouse, which only shows the wrap-around, double-height glass windows. But a floorplan for a two-story duplex reveals a bit more with two massive outdoor terraces. If this unit is on one of the uppermost floors, it could become one of the highest outdoor spaces in the city.

Nordstrom Tower, NYC supertalls, 217 West 57th Street, tallest residential building in the world
Spire close up and duplex floorplan

The Nordstrom Tower will be located near other new sky-high supertalls like fellow Extell building One57, which briefly held the title of tallest residential building at 1,005 feet, SHoP Architects’ 1,428-foot 111 West 57th Street, the future world’s skinniest tower, and current record-holder 432 Park, which tops out at 1,396 feet. What’s interesting about 217 West 57th Street, though, is that its roof height will be taller than both One World Trade Center and the Willis Tower in Chicago. The latter currently has the tallest roof at 1,451 feet, but the Nordstrom Tower’s roof will come in at 1,479 feet. With its spire it will be just one foot shorter than One World Trade Center, but its elevation will make it the tallest point in New York, as its site is 100 feet above sea level, compared to One World Trade’s 12- foot elevation.

Currently, crane installation is beginning at the Billionaire’s Row site, and completion is expected in 2018.

[Via YIMBY]

All renderings via NY Yimby

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