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


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Photo taken by @mchlanglo793 in late December 2018

1/11/2019


#1922

Has CPT taken over 432 Park in height yet?


#1923

No, still hasn’t risen yet


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Photo by @mchlanglo793
Looks like the yellow scaffolding is moving up so it’s rising


#1927

I think this is rising again?


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#1930

Beautiful. Manhattan is truly best appreciated with foreground context from an outer borough (or Jersey).


#1931

this thing needs a spire!!!


#1932

In the dictionary, for the definition of a city, this should be the illustration!


Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nycmayorsoffice/31969304957/sizes/l


#1933

Look at the density man!


#1934

I have a question, why does such a beautiful building have such a weird entrance? That entrance doesn’t seem fitting.


#1935

Maybe Barnett/Extell has a thing for wavy facades.

Not that anyone was asking but I don’t find this one beautiful. I am pleased its getting built because its bold and tall, but IMHO only JDS/Stern/SHoP and Jean Nouvel are coming up with the truly beautiful buildings in NYC right now.


#1936

That wavy facade is for Nordstrom’s though there may be an entrance on the ground floor that is not yet visible. In any case i agree that it is not a good design. And I also agree that the entire building is potentially a bore except for its size. That’s also true of so many other large glass buildings going up, including a bunch at Hudson Yards. Only 35 and 15 hit the mark for me there so far. I’m eager to see phase 2 which promises to contain more buildings with novel designs.


#1937

Its just exciting in terms of engineering tbh


#1938

The base looks like this:

https://goo.gl/images/3G6pR8