Final touches make 432 Park Avenue tower second tallest in New York City

Residential towers race to the sky in New York City.

October 15, 2014 |
Renderings courtesy Macklowe Properties

Concrete has been poured for the final floors of the residential high-rise at 432 Park Avenue in New York City, making it the city’s second-tallest building and the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere, NBC New York reports.

In fact, it can be argued that the Rafael Viñoly-designed skyscraper, at 1,397 feet, is the tallest in New York if the 1,776-foot One World Trade Center’s 408-foot spire is excluded from the calculation—432 Park Avenue’s roof is 28 feet taller than 1WTC.

According to Curbed, the tower will open next year, and half of the 104 condominiums have been sold, including the penthouse that went for $95 million.

But 432 Park Avenue might only hold the title of tallest residential tower for less than five years. Nordstrom Tower, which broke ground earlier this year on 57th Street, is slated for completion in 2018. Once this super-skyscraper is completed, it will stand 1,775 feet tall, making it the tallest residential tower in the world.


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