Central Park Tower

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Central Park Tower
Central Park Tower under construction on June 29th, 2018.
General information
Status Under construction
Type Residential, retail office hotel
Location 225 West 57th Street
Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Coordinates 40°45′57″N 73°58′51″W / 40.76590°N 73.98089°W / 40.76590; -73.98089Coordinates: 40°45′57″N 73°58′51″W / 40.76590°N 73.98089°W / 40.76590; -73.98089
Construction started 2014
Completed 2020 (Scheduled)[1]
Architectural 1,550-foot (470 m)
Technical details
Floor count 99[2]
Design and construction
Architect Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Developer Extell Development Company

Central Park Tower (also known as the Nordstrom Tower and 225 West 57th Street) is a supertall mixed-use commercial/residential project being developed by the Extell Development Company and Shanghai Municipal Investment Group[3] in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, in the U.S. state of New York. The building will rise 1,550 feet (470 m) to the roof.[4] Upon completion, Central Park Tower will become the second-tallest skyscraper in the United States. The building will also be the tallest by roof height in the United States, surpassing the Willis Tower. The building is also notable for its former proposed architectural height of 1,775 feet (541 m), one foot shorter than the symbolic 1,776-foot (541 m) height of One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower).


The building is designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. The first seven floors of the tower will be anchored by New York City's first Nordstrom department store.[5] Floors eight to twelve will house amenity spaces for residents.[6] Due to another residential project, 220 Central Park South, under construction directly across the street from 225 West 57th Street, Extell purchased air rights to build a cantilever over the Art Students League of New York's building, to which the League's members voted in favor.[7] Official renderings were revealed on New York YIMBY on April 20, 2015.[8] According to an announcement on June 25, 2015, the ornamental spire was officially removed from the design. For marketing purposes, the building will have a floor-count of 131 floors,[9] with 95 actual above-ground floors.

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  1. ^ Amy Plitt (1 June 2017). "Central Park Tower is now one step closer to launching sales". Curbed. Retrieved 30 August 2017. 
  2. ^ Andrew Nelson (April 30, 2018). "Central Park Tower, Country's Tallest Building Under Construction, Officially Reaches Supertall Territory". New York YIMBY. Retrieved July 3, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Chinese Fund NYC's Tallest Residential Skyscraper—at a Price". Bloomberg. 15 August 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "Premises: 217 WEST 57 STREET MANHATTAN". bisweb. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ Izzy Grinspan (June 28, 2012). "Nordstrom Will Open on W.57th Street Sometime Around 2018". Racked. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Nordstrom Tower to be World's Tallest Residential Building". Racked. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Approved: 217 West 57th Street". New York YIMBY. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ New York YIMBY (April 20, 2015). "Revealed: 217 West 57th Street, Official Renderings For World's Future Tallest Residential Building". New York YIMBY. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  9. ^ New York YIMBY (June 16, 2016). "Renderings Surface for Central Park Tower, 217 West 57th Street". New York YIMBY. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 

External links[edit]

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