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


#1694

How it works is there are 95 actual slabs, but they determine what they call the floors by just imagining each floor is 10 feet and dividing distance from top to bottom slab by 10. Then they assign the top floor the highest number and work their way down, so the floor count actually starts pretty high from the base of the building. To make it less obvious they also have more numbers skipped for mechanical floors than the real number of slabs


#1695

New renderings? Click link, there are quite a few pics in the album.

Now I wonder why they would leave out Steinway? Don’t want to draw too much attention away from CPT huh. :grin:


#1696

Fresh Renderings!


#1697

I like this perspective.

Click to zoom.

And this one


#1698

Thank you I was too lazy.


#1699

Anyone have a link to the video, I can’t seem to find it anywhere :frowning:


#1700

#1701


Had to add it in


#1702

Is anyone else ok with all the old buildings on billionaires row get replaced with supertalls?

Some of those lower older buildings are kind of starting to look out of place now. I say keep the amazing ones but ditch the rest. I would love for this part of midtown get over run by skinny supertalls. (which I NEVER say)


#1703

Lol you read my mind. I was going to request 111 W 57th but before I could even do so, it was completed. :beers:

I gotta learn how to do these renderings. Your so quick at them and less than an hour to do… thats quite quick. I’d be over there using paint, and it would look like a 3 year old did it if it was my rendering. :blush:

111 W 57th is the tower I’m most excited. Best tower on planet rising IMO, and that aspect-ratio is to be desired. It’s going to be exciting watching the set-backs as this speeds up. Should top out relatively quickly at the rate its going, before CPT.


#1704

Keep in mind that the skinny supertalls help preserve prewars, because they have tiny footprints, and require massive air rights to attain their heights. The supertalls only exist because there are prewars with development rights.


#1705

Oh, good point.

So theoretically how many skinny supertalls do you think could rise in that area of town between 5th ave and Broadway? (rough guess). How many skinny suprtalls could occupy say a 30 block radius?

I’m starting to feel like that section of the city should be NY’s “21st century” part of town. Think Shanghai’s business district.


#1706

Between Broadway and 5th? I’d say give or take 8 more skinnies.


#1707

Yeah, I’d say that’s about right. Maybe 6-10 could potentially still be built, not including what’s built and u/c.


#1708

Here’s a better render

And here’s a tutorial:
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Selected image
2.

Draw the shape of the building and have the correct lighting
3.

Add reflections (buildings and clouds)
4.

Make window panel lines
5.

Add the final cladding


#1709

From today:


#1710


Tectonic


#1711

Anybody know how tall this is now (and a floor count)?


#1712


87/101, 86% Close to 1,200 feet


#1713

Nice!

I can’t believe how much is still left!