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Central Park Tower’s Nordstrom flagship gets its fluted facade

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The massive department store is slowly beginning to take shape

Rafael Viñoly’s 432 Park Avenue, at 1,396 feet, has a little while longer to enjoy the title of New York City’s tallest residential tower before it’s dethroned by Extell’s Central Park Tower. Though the building, designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, is nowhere near it’s 1,550-foot height just yet, a tipster points out that facade installation has already begun on the few floors that have made it out of the ground.

The massive Nordstrom that will occupy part of the tower’s base is beginning to look a lot like its renderings. The wavy facade for the department store is the brainchild of James Carpenter Design Associates (JCDA), who was charged with designing this portion of the building. The store will be spread out over four properties on Broadway between West 57th and West 58th streets.

The building also looks as if it has added a couple more floors to its stature since we last checked in back in December 2016.

217 W 57th St

217 West 57th Street, Manhattan, NY 10019