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Construction on Extell’s Central Park Tower hits supertall status

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The city’s soon-to-be tallest residential building is making progress

Via NY YIMBY.

Extell’s Central Park Tower, the residential building rising at 217 West 57th Street that will reach supertall status once complete, is beginning to make its mark on the city’s skyline. A new set of photos from NY YIMBY show that the soon-to-be tallest residential building in the country is finally approaching supertall status above ground, meaning its passing 984 feet.

The building, which was obscured by 220 Central Park South up until now, is making its way toward reaching its full 1,550-foot-tall height. In November, the Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture-designed building began receiving its facade and in December, construction reached about halfway toward its pinnacle. YIMBY predicts that the structure could top out by 2019 if the current pace of construction continues. It still has a long way to go before it catches up to its neighbors at 432 Park Avenue and One57, but it’s getting there.

Upon completion, the 99-story building will become home to a Nordstrom flagship store at its base, 179 pricey condos (which may include a $95 million penthouse), and 50,000 square feet of amenities. Developers are shooting for a whopping $4.4 billion sell out.

Construction is expected to wrap up in 2020.

217 W 57th St

217 West 57th Street, Manhattan, NY 10019