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


#1152


City of Steel by Pixelicus, on Flickr


#1153

Is 1556’ what’s on the dob filing?


#1154

I think so


#1155

My brain knows that this tower wont have a spire and that 1556 will be it’s height,
but my heart is still hoping against hope that it will pull a chrysler and sneak the spire in
:upside_down_face:


#1156

I just went thru some original renderings of the building and it looks like the “lip” was suposed to integrate with the spire… (photo credit @chused)

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Who knows?!?!

Edit: i see now that the “lip” is on the wrong side but 1 can still hope


#1157

Hum… That’s interesting.


#1158

Are they required to list the building height including a crown on permits? Could this actually be say, even 100’ higher with a crown that they aren’t mentioning?


#1159

I’m not sure mow much NYC building code cares about spire height, but I imagine the FAA sure does. That would be the filing/approval to keep an eye on, I would think.

(update) From the FAA filing:

Any height exceeding 1551 feet above ground level (1631 feet above mean sea level), will result in a substantial adverse effect and would warrant a Determination of Hazard to Air Navigation.


#1160


@craigsbed


#1161

Interesting. I wonder what the minimum altitude an aircraft must maintain is in order to fly over NYC.

I found this from June of 2016. What’s the date on yours?

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=292336178&row=4


#1162


@craigsbeds


#1163

Wow!!!


#1164


user viewfrommywindow at SSC


#1165

Nice!


#1166




Tec


#1167

Nice!!!


#1168

Wake me up in 1,000 feet


#1169


#1170

Nice shot! I like that you can clearly see the main tower now. 900 feet to go or so!


#1171

Yesterday