The city's soon-to-be tallest residential tower, 432 Park Avenue, has now reached a height of 700 feet, or more than half of its full, expected stature of 1,396 feet, the NYDN reportsand we have the pictures (and video) to prove it.
It seems that the 96-story superscraper's architect, Rafael Viñoly, has as big of an ego as the tower itself. "The only important thing to me is that it's taller than the Freedom Tower," the architect divulged at a Monday talk. While One World Trade Center is still the tallest structure in the western hemisphere because its 408-foot spire counts towards its 1,776-foot total height, 432 Park Avenue will climb taller upon its completion than the actual, inhabitable floors of the Freedom Tower. Got that?
As the project continues to rise, check out a pretty cool time-lapse video of 432 Park's construction here.
Despite the fact that these floors are not even built yet, the top 10 will house full-floor penthouses asking $74.5 million and up. One of the tower's penthouses went into contract for $95 million last year, which makes it a contender for most expensive residential real estate transaction in the city. At least a year from completion, the beyond-luxe 104-unit tower is already half sold. The Real Deal reports that the unfinished structure is already the most expensive property in the city, commanding an average of $6,894 a square foot.
· 432 Park Avenue [official]
· It's a view from the top! Park Avenue apartments will soar 1,396 feet [NYDN]
· Starchitect Rafael Vinoly Divulges 432 Park's Design Details [Curbed]
· Check Out the Penthouse Floorplans, and Views, in 432 Park [Curbed]
· All 432 Park Avenue coverage [Curbed]