432 Park Avenue

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Coordinates: 40°45′40″N 73°58′17″W / 40.7612°N 73.9715°W / 40.7612; -73.9715

432 Park Avenue
as seen from the Rockefeller Center (July 2015)
General information
Status Complete
Type residences
Location 432 Park Avenue
Manhattan, New York City
Construction started
  • Foundation: September 2011
  • Aboveground structure: May 2012
Estimated completion 2015
  • Topped out: October 2014
  • Completion: Fall 2015
  • Occupancy: Fall 2015
Cost US$ 1.25 billion[1]
Roof 1,396 ft (426 m)[2]
Top floor 1,287 ft (392 m)[2] (occupied)
Technical details
Floor count 88 + 3 below ground[2]
Floor area 412,637 square feet (38,335 m2)
Lifts/elevators 6
Design and construction
Architect Rafael Viñoly[2] 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 building in midtown Manhattan, New York City, with 104 condominium apartments. It was developed by CIM Group . Originally proposed to be 1,300 feet (396 meters) in 2011,[3] construction began in 2012 and is scheduled to be completed in 2015.[4] The building required the demolition of the 495-room Drake Hotel, which was 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,[5] between East 56th and 57th Streets on the west side of Park Avenue.

At a height of 1,396 ft (426 m),[2][6] 432 Park Avenue is the third tallest building in the United States, and the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere.[7] 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 City, surpassing One World Trade Center by 28 ft (9 m).[6]


Tallest buildings in the city by pinnacle height, including all masts, antennas, poles, etc. 432 Park Avenue is third from the left.

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.[8] By mid-2018, 217 West 57th Street and 111 West 57th Street will be at a similar height.[9] The tower has a footprint of approximately 33,000 square feet (3,100 m2).[10] The building was officially topped out on October 10, 2014,[6][11] making it the highest rooftop in the city.


Designed by architect Rafael Viñoly around what is described as "the purest geometric form: the square" and inspired by a trash can,[12] 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 designed by Deborah Berke and the firm Bentel & Bentel, which also designed Eleven Madison Park and the Gramercy Tavern.[13]

Fashion consultant Tim Gunn described the building as "just a thin column. It needs a little cap."[14]

Apartments and amenities[edit]

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. [8][15] The building's amenities will include 12-foot (3.7 m) golf training facilities and private dining and screening rooms.[16]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ultra-luxury high rise boom amid New York’s housing crisis". World Socialist Web Site. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "432 Park Avenue - The Skyscraper Center". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved November 21, 2015. 
  4. ^ "432 Park Avenue". SkyscraperPage. Retrieved September 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Drake Hotel tops most valuable NYC development sites list". The Real Deal. June 21, 2011. Retrieved January 13, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c Chaban, Matt A.V. (October 13, 2014). "New Manhattan Tower Is Now the Tallest, if Not the Fairest, of Them All". The New York Times. Retrieved November 21, 2015. 
  7. ^ "The New Height of Luxury: 432 Park Avenue". NYCITIFIED. June 4, 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Bagli, Charles V. (May 18, 2013). "Boom in Luxury Towers Is Warping New York Real Estate Market". The New York Times. 
  9. ^ "Construction Update: 432 Park Avenue Now Supertall -- New York YIMBY". Retrieved October 17, 2014. 
  10. ^ "432 Park Avenue". CIM Group. Archived from the original on January 4, 2014. Retrieved October 2, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Inside the Tallest Residential Building in the Western Hemisphere". ABC News. Retrieved October 17, 2014. 
  12. ^ "NYC’s $1.3B Supertall Skyscraper Was Inspired by a Trash Can". 
  13. ^ "432 Park Avenue". CityRealty. 
  14. ^ "Sunday Routine". New York Times. March 20, 2015. 
  15. ^ Alicia Adamczyk (October 16, 2014). "Inside New York's $95 Million Penthouse: 432 Park Avenue". Forbes Life. Forbes, Inc. Retrieved October 17, 2014. 
  16. ^ Karmin, Craig (October 19, 2011). "New York Placing Tallest Order". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 

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