new york's 'central park tower' will be the tallest residential building in the world

new york's 'central park tower' will be the tallest residential building in the world

plans for the tallest residential building in the world have been unveiled. with a total height of 1,550 feet (472 meters), ‘central park tower’ has been described by its developers as the ‘definitive new york skyscraper’. located on west 57th street, or ‘billionaire’s row’, the structure has been designed by adrian smith + gordon gill architecture, the firm behind the world’s next tallest building — the ‘jeddah tower’ — now under construction in saudi arabia.


300 feet (91 meters) above street level, ‘central park tower’ cantilevers to the east, creating park views for all north-facing residences. living and entertainment spaces are positioned at the corners of the residences to maximize views, while structural elements are discreetly located between the units, resulting in floor-to-ceiling windows and open layouts.


adrian smith and gordon gill discuss designing the tallest residential building in the world



the base of ‘central park tower’ will include a seven-story nordstrom flagship store. above, starting on the 32nd floor, the 179 two-to-eight-bedroom residences — designed by rottet studio — range in size from 1,435 square feet to over 17,500 square feet.


the ‘central park club’ will offer approximately 50,000 square feet of luxury amenities spread across three floors. the first club level, located on the 14th floor, will feature a residents’ lounge with billiards, screening and function rooms. the centerpiece of this floor will be an outdoor terrace with a 60-foot swimming pool, cabanas, bar, screening wall, food and beverage service, and an outdoor children’s playground. the health and wellness center on the 16th floor will include a 63-foot indoor swimming pool, fitness center, basketball court, squash court, sauna, steam and treatment rooms. the club will culminate on the 100th floor at an elevation of over 1,000 feet.

new york's 'central park tower' will be the tallest residential building in the world
residences range in size from 1,435 square feet to over 17,500 square feet



‘one of the greatest responsibilities of architecture is to continue to elevate experiences yet create structures that are elegant and respectful,’ says gordon gill of adrian smith + gordon gill architecture. ‘central park tower was designed to take advantage of the spirit of the great city of new york and create an address worthy of its location on billionaires row and central park.’


the project is backed by extell development company, who has now launched sales for the residential building. ‘over a decade of planning and collaboration with the world’s most talented architects, engineers and designers has resulted in manhattan’s newest iconic structure,’ adds gary barnett, founder and president of extell development company. ‘central park tower introduces a level of design, quality and service that hasn’t been seen before. this building will stand out in new york city history as the singular residential offering that redefined luxury living.’

new york's 'central park tower' will be the tallest residential building in the world
the tower will soar to a total height of 1,550 feet (472 meters)



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  • It’s interesting that those who insist that tall building serve no greater good ignore the fact that New York’s verticality has made it one of the most livable in the world. Building UP allowed the densest populated city in the U.S. to have thousands of acres of green space just beyond our city limits and easily accessible. Also, our water is the best of any urban area in the world because we have fresh water in those green spaces about an hour north of midtown. Most cities sprawl over hundreds of miles. Not New York. The city footprint is only about 20 miles. Why? We built UP.


  • no dining room chandelier?

    Dave Rittinger
  • Absolute madness! This competitive pursuit of glory is the antithesis of what the world needs. I would not live or work in anything taller than 6 storeys for obvious reasons.

    Anthony Sully
  • I love US skyscrapers. I can’t wait until Central Park Tower is done! Finally the Willis Tower’s US roof height record will be broken. Can we please built even a taller roof then Central Park Tower in New York City or Chicago in the next decade!

    Wesley Kawala

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