NEW YORK | Central Park Tower (217 W 57th St.) | 1,550 FT | 131 FLOORS


#2029

One57 is ugly from most angles. What’s bizarre about Portzamparc is that he had another (pretty nice design) project on 57th Street, the LVMH tower. But Gary B probably fell in love with him over the hotel in Paris at bottom.



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#2030

His building on Park Avenue South near Madison Square Park is great as well, which makes One57 all the more disappointing.


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#2032

In 2 floors it will pass 432 Park


#2033

We can confidently say the North, west and east views of midtown are changed drastically. The south view of midtown needs more though.


#2034

looks like some of that heavy wet snow got caught in the netting.


#2035

220 CPS looks a lot more elegant without the construction equipment hanging off of it.


#2036

Peeking through:


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#2038

Similar shot by Tec!


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#2040

im glad they significantly refined the design. This would have been a huge letdown by AS+GG


#2041

That would have been like another 432 Park.

Just makes me appreciate what we got now more.


#2042

it will be weird seeing it without the bright blue protection on the glass


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#2045

You know, I feel like half and half towers between Central Park Tower & One World Trade Center in NYC for example:

Central Park Tower (1,550 feet) First tallest building NYC with Top floors
One World Trade Center (1,368 feet) Second tallest building NYC with Top floor (Without Antenna/ mast)

One World Trade Center (1,776 feet) First tallest building NYC with Antenna/mast
Central Park Tower (1,550 feet) Second tallest building NYC (No Antenna/mast)


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#2048

I’m getting anxious for this to top out, can’t wait!