The Nordstrom Tower Will Not Be Taller than 1 World Trade Center, Says Developer Gary Barnett

Posted On Tue, May 12, 2015 By

Posted On Tue, May 12, 2015 By In Architecture, Midtown, New Developments

Rendering of the tower NY Yimby

Yesterday, new details on Extell’s Nordstrom Tower were leaked, stating that the tower’s height had been stretched 20 feet to trump the One World Trade Center. But it looks like the news was all fodder as Extell Development boss Gary Barnett has stepped out denying that his supertall slated for 217 West 57th Street will reach such heights. The NY Post spoke with Barnett late yesterday and the developer told the paper that the tower “will categorically not be taller than One World Trade Center.” Barnett clarified that the building will reach 1,775 feet (with its spire) as planned, which is just one foot shorter than the One World Trade Center.

The height of the One World Trade Center was chosen as a symbol of patriotism in response to the 9/11 Twin Tower attacks. “When we were planning the building, we decided that we were going to make it less tall out of respect,” Barnett told the Post last month. “I can’t comment on what other developers plan to do or what our final building will be, but that was the plan.”

Although the building will not be the tallest in NYC, it will at least hold the title as the tallest residential building in NYC and the world.

[Via NY Post via TRD]


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