The someday-skyline-busting One57, the Extell condo/hotel megatower, began construction more than a year ago, and, well, skyline busted! A tipster passes along the above construction shot with the note, "They're at 27 stories now and visible from the park." Information about the project has been trickling out at about the same pace as construction, the last update we heard being that the building will have a $98 million, 90th-floor penthouse. Hey, maybe by the time the tower gets that high, we'll have saved up enough $$.
The folks at Skyscraper City have been tracking the tower's progress, too, and one of them made a nifty building height comparison diagram, the future One57 included:
· One57 coverage [Curbed]