The tallest residential building in New York Cityand, yes, the Western Hemispheretops out tomorrow. (Though 1,500 workers who helped construct the megatower got to enjoy a ceremony on Friday.) At 1,396 feet, the goliath that is 432 Park Avenue is taller than the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center, minus their spires. One daredevil Instagrammer aside, the Times took the very first trip to the top and recorded the ridiculous views in daylight, at sunset and at night. The video notes that owning the windows that bestow such vistas, from one of developer Harry Macklowe's penthouses, costs upwards of $81 million. Just as you can see the entire city from the top of 432 Park, the entire city can see it. Not everyone loves the Rafael Vinoly-designed symmetrical building ("If you can't be too rich, can you be too thin?") but our skyline, for better or for worse, is stuck with it.
· New Park Ave. Tower: The Tallest, if Not the Fairest, of Them All [NYT]
· All 432 Park Avenue coverage [Curbed]