Back in July, we learned that Extell’s Nordstrom Tower will rise 1,775 feet–just one foot shorter than One World Trade Center, making it the tallest residential building in the world. Now, New York YIMBY has released renderings of how the 92-story supertall will look against the rest of the skyline. Though official images from Extell haven’t been released, these preliminary sneak peeks are pretty impressive.
432 Park Avenue (L) and 217 West 57th Street (R)
When viewed from the Met, 217 West 57th Street will appear much taller than anything in its surrounding Midtown neighborhood, standing almost 400 feet above any other building and becoming the West Side’s equivalent to 432 Park Avenue. And though it will be a foot shy of One World Trade Center, 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.
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 occupy the ground floor. The Nordstrom will rival the newly announced Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards (they’re both set to open in 2018). It will encompass approximately 200,000 square feet, a small percentage of the building’s 1.3-million-square-foot overall floor area.
The project has been codenamed ‘Project 865,’ and the yet-to-be released official renderings are said to be coming from Visualhouse. But new scaffolding permits show that the roof height will be 1,490 feet, a slight increase from July’s 1,479 feet, and the number of condos has been reduced 199. Excavation has commenced at the site, and the giant pit is nearing its maximum size. The development is expected to be completed in 2017 or 2018.
[Via New York YIMBY]
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