Tallest Residential and Office Buildings Top Out
The tallest office and residential buildings in NYC have topped out! Central Park Tower, the ultra-luxury, super-slender residential tower on 57th Street reached its final height of 1,500 feet, making it the tallest residential building in the world. Just to the east, One Vanderbilt, the supertall office building adjacent to Grand Central has also topped out, now waiting for its spire to be installed, which will bring the skyscraper to 1,401 feet. One Vanderbilt is contributing $220 million to transit upgrades, including a new station for the 4,5,6 subway that will accommodate 4,000 to 6,000 more subway passengers per hour. Additionally, Vanderbilt Ave between 42nd and 43rd will be pedestrian-only, helping to make better pedestrian access to Grand Central.
The skyscrapers represent the new wave of construction that has swept the city over the past several years and has shown little signs of slowing down. Currently, there are three chart-topping skyscrapers proposed, one of which, Tower Fifth, would take the crown from Central Park Tower, currently the highest roof in the Western Hemisphere. There are currently 25 skyscrapers over 750 feet tall that are proposed or under construction in New York City.
What do you think of the new skyscrapers? Will the boom in construction continue or will we see a slowdown in the coming years?