Plans unveiled for world’s tallest residential building in heart of New York City
By Jack Williams
These stunning plans showcase what would become the TALLEST RESIDENTIAL BUILDING IN THE WORLD.
Towering over New York City, “Central Park Tower” would max out at 1,550 feet – higher than the tip of Empire State Building itself.
The tower is located on one of the city’s most prestigious corridors – West 57th Street, known as “Billionaires’ Row” – and is where the current record holder for the most expensive residential property ever sold in New York City currently stands.
That property sold for $100.5 million (78.4 million GBP), and the developers of Central Park Tower are looking to place their building in such esteemed company.
Gary Barnett, Founder and President of Extell Development Company, which is overseeing the development, said in a statement: “Over a decade of planning and collaboration with the world’s most talented architects, engineers and designers has resulted in Manhattan’s newest iconic structure.
“Central Park Tower introduces a level of design, quality and service that hasn’t been seen before.
“This building will stand out in New York City history as the singular residential offering that redefined luxury living.”
Some of the key selling points of the tower’s design include its panoramic views of the city and grand, open living spaces.
As well as residential properties, plans also state that the building will house one of the world’s most exclusive clubs, Central Park Club.
Spread across three floors, the club will house the likes of a pool, bar, screening room and fitness central.
A seven-story flagship store for Nordstrom NYC would also sit at the base of the tower.
Gordon Gill of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the designers of the tower, said: “One of the greatest responsibilities of architecture is to continue to elevate experiences yet create structures that are elegant and respectful.
“Central Park Tower was designed to take advantage of the spirit of the great city of New York and create an address worthy of its location on Billionaires Row and Central Park.”