Is the Western Hemisphere’s tallest residential tower already experiencing some construction defects? According to a recent blog post by real estate author Michael Gross (h/t Curbed), 432 Park Avenue is showing signs of wear. Gross writes that “Two unconnected sources confirm that the architectural concrete that covers the poured concrete tower has already developed cracks, and that scaffolds hanging from the pillar in recent weeks were there because Nicholson Galloway, a top masonry restoration company, was hired to coat the structure with some ‘nasty stuff,’ as one of those sources puts it, called Silane that will seal those fissures.”
Gross tried to dig a bit deeper, reaching out to Galloway for comment, but they declined due to a confidentiality agreement. The author was also quick to point out in his post that 432’s builder, LendLease (who didn’t return Gross’ calls, following three inquiries), is also in charge of the construction of One57, which has had its own fair share of trouble in the past. A coincidence?—he posits.
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