Topping off has finally come for the tallest residential tower in New York and the western hemisphere, 432 Park Avenue. Standing at 1396 feet in height, Vinoly's tower actually rises above the roof of the recently opened One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. The exposed concrete tower features 122 residential units on 96 stories within a gridded facade of 10' x 10' windows. Cladding of glass curtain wall units has begun at the retail and mechanical equipment pavilion located adjacent to the tower, at the southeast corner of the site. Full completion is set for late 2015.
Architects: Rafael Vinoly Architects (Design Architect), SLCE Architects, LLP (Executive Architects); Interior Design: Deborah Berke Partners, Bentel & Bentel, Rafael Vinoly Architects, Lilla J. Smith, Harry Macklowe; Landscape Design: Zion Breen & Richardson Associates; Master Planner: Handel Architects LLP; Developers: CIM Group, Macklowe Properties; Program: Residential, Retail; Location: Midtown East, New York, NY; Completion: 2015.