construction on 432 park avenue reaches 1000 ft. in new york construction on 432 park avenue reaches 1000 ft. in new york
jul 08, 2014

construction on 432 park avenue reaches 1000 ft. in new york

 


nearing its projected completion date in 2015, construction on 432 park avenue has recently reached a height of 1,000 feet.
the tower is set to be the tallest residential building in the world, topping out at 1,396 feet (425.5 meters). to acknowledge the moment, we bring you exclusive photos from richard berenholtz, who has been documenting the project’s progress since 2011. check out earlier images featured in an article on designboom here.

rafael vinoly 432 park avenue designboomprogress on the structure’s concrete core extends above the outer frame and façade
image © dbox (also main image)

 

 

the design was developed by a team including rafael viñoly architects and wsp group for engineering. the structure combines a robust 30′ x 30′ concrete-walled core with a beam-and-column frame behind the façade, to produce stability for the slender form. the scheme results in entirely open floor plans for the apartment units, allowing residents maximized flexibility with spatial possibilities. see designboom’s initial coverage on 432 park avenue here.

 

structural engineer silvian marcus explains the creation and development of the residential tower
video courtesy of 432 park avenue

rafael vinoly 432 park avenue designboom
the tower is sited near the southeastern corner of central park
image © richard berenholtz

 

 

 

in response to the building’s open layout and expansive 10′ x 10′ windows, deborah berke has led the design of the interiors to create living environments that embrace their context in new york. additional info and an explanation from the designer are viewable here.

rafael vinoly 432 park avenue designboom
the façades are patterned with a regular grid of 10′ x 10′ windows
image © richard berenholtz

rafael vinoly 432 park avenue designboomimages © richard berenholtz

rafael vinoly 432 park avenue designboom
432 park avenue rises above its neighbors, a mixture of upward looking structures
image © richard berenholtz

rafael vinoly 432 park avenue designboomview from the current top of the tower toward uptown manhattan (north)
image © dbox

rafael vinoly 432 park avenue designboomview toward long island city (east)
image © dbox

rafael vinoly 432 park avenue designboomview toward downtown manhattan (south)
image © dbox

rafael vinoly 432 park avenue designboomview toward new jersey (west)
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  • Movie starts with: One of the most fabulous, interesting, unique structures ever built. Would be more believable if he said: One of the most profitable, expensive, unoriginal structures in the world.

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