432 Park Avenue
|432 Park Avenue|
as seen from the Citigroup Center (March 2015)
|Location||432 Park Avenue
Manhattan, New York City
|Cost||US$ 1.25 billion|
|Roof||425.5 m (1,396 ft)|
|Top floor||392.1 m (1,286 ft) (occupied)|
|Floor count||85 + 3 below ground|
|Floor area||412,637 square feet (38,335 m2)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Rafael Viñoly and SLCE Architects, LLP|
|Developer||CIM Group / Macklowe Properties|
|Structural engineer||WSP Cantor Seinuk|
|Main contractor||Lend Lease|
432 Park Avenue is a supertall residential project with 104 condominium apartments developed by CIM Group in midtown Manhattan, New York City. Originally proposed to be 1,300 feet (396 m) in 2011, construction began in 2012 and is scheduled to be completed in 2015. The building required the demolition of the 495-room Drake Hotel, which had been built in 1926. In 2006, the hotel was sold for $440 million to developer Harry Macklowe, and the hotel was demolished the year afterward. The site became one of New York's most valuable development sites due to its location, between East 56th and 57th Streets on the west side of Park Avenue.
At a height of 1,396 feet (426 m), 432 Park Avenue is the third tallest building in the United States, and the tallest residential building in the world. It is the second tallest building in New York City, behind One World Trade Center, and ahead of the Empire State Building. When measured by roof height, however, 432 Park Avenue is the tallest building in New York, surpassing One World Trade Center by 32 ft (9.8 m).
432 Park Avenue is the second-tallest building in New York City and will be the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere once opened. By mid-2015, 217 West 57th Street, 111 West 57th Street, and 125 Greenwich Street will be at a similar height. The tower has a footprint of approximately 33,000 square feet (3,100 m2). The building was officially topped out on October 10, 2014, making it the highest rooftop in the city.
Designed by Rafael Viñoly around what is described as "the purest geometric form: the square," the tower is designed to have eighty-four 3,969-square-foot (368.7 m2) stories, each with six 100-square-foot (9.3 m2) windows per face. Interiors are by designer Deborah Burke, Bentel & Bental, which also designed Eleven Madison Park and the Gramercy Tavern.
Apartments and amenities
The tower's condominium units feature high ceilings, and will range from a 351-square-foot (32.6 m2) studio to a six-bedroom, seven-bath penthouse with a library, already under agreement for $95 million. The building's amenities will include 12-foot (3.7 m) golf training facilities and private dining and screening rooms.
- Tallest buildings in the United States
- Tallest buildings in New York City
- List of tallest residential buildings in the world
- 125 Greenwich Street
- 111 West 57th Street
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