deborah berke on the interior design of 432 park avenue
deborah berke on the interior design of 432 park avenue
jan 17, 2014

deborah berke on the interior design of 432 park avenue

set to open in 2015, the rafael viñoly-designed 432 park avenue will stand as the tallest building in the western hemisphere at a height of 1,396 feet (425.5 meters) once completed. as construction continues on the new york skyscraper, plans for the interior of the building’s 104 residences are well underway, directed by deborah berke, who has developed schemes which embrace the feeling of living in a traditional new york park avenue apartment.



deborah berke explains the design ideas behind 432 park avenue’s interiors
video courtesy of 432 park avenue



drawing on viñoly’s architecture to inform their design, the interiors of 432 park avenue are functional and luxurious, and centered around the panoramic views that each apartment features — framed by 10′ x 10′ windows, with the arrangement of the rooms and floor plans also dictated by the apertures. the strict geometry of the building is strongly mirrored throughout, with the spaces featured in grand, square proportions.

deborah berke on the interior design of 432 park avenue designboom
all images © dbox for CIM group & macklowe properties



deborah berke has approached the residences with the idea that as one enters a room, they are fully inline with the views of new york. furniture such as beds and bathtubs are organized in such a way that they are placed square with the windows. monolithic bespoke marble counters and flooring in the kitchens and bathrooms, express the feeling of richness and opulence up high in the sky.

deborah berke on the interior design of 432 park avenue designboom
master bedroom



when it is done, 432 park avenue will host a range of amenities — double-height spaces spanning 2,787 square meters (30,000 square feet) — for its inhabitants, including: an entire floor dedicated to entertainment, hosting a lounge, private restaurant and adjacent outdoor terrace for dining and events; a 75-foot indoor swimming pool, spa and fitness center with sauna, steam and massage rooms; a library and reading area; screening room and performance venue; conference rooms and children’s playroom. in addition, special services such as in-suite catering, concierge, 24-hour doorman and valet parking services will be offered.


watch the construction of ‘432 park avenue’ on designboom in our special that features an interview with architecture photographer richard berenholtz’s, who is documenting the progress of the building here.

deborah berke on the interior design of 432 park avenue designboom
living rooms feature oak herringbone wood flooring that refers to the classic apartments of park avenue

deborah berke on the interior design of 432 park avenue designboom
typical kitchen layout

deborah berke on the interior design of 432 park avenue designboom
view from the kitchen breakfast bar looking south

deborah berke on the interior design of 432 park avenue designboom
dining room



project info:

project address:
432 park avenue, located between 56th street and 57th street
co-developers: CIM group & macklowe properties
architect: rafael viñoly architects
interior design (residences): deborah berke partners
completion date: 2015
number of floors: 96
number of residences: 104
height upon completion: 1,396 feet (425.5 meters)
height of first residential floor: 341 feet (104 meters)
residential ceiling height: 15’6” floor-to-floor height throughout with a finished ceiling to 12’6”



  • In the world of urban real-estate development, bigger is always better — especially when it isn’t. This building will be Harry Macklowe’s crowning achievement, not that he needed one. And on any given day it will be two-thirds empty because most of its owners will be absentee oil sheiks and Chinese party members.

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