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Sian
Tuesday 14 Oct 2014

New York City's 432 Park Avenue tops out to become tallest residential building in Western hemisphere

Luxury New York apartment building 432 Park Avenue has become the tallest icon in the New York City skyline following its topping out at 1,396 feet on Friday, real estate firm CIM Group and developer Macklowe Properties announced on Tuesday.

The condominium's height now surpasses that of the New York legends, the Empire State Building (1,250 ft) and the Chrysler Building (1,046 ft).

The building, which will welcome its first residents next year, will offer inhabitants unrivalled views of New York City, from Central Park to the Atlantic Ocean and Lower Manhattan to Connecticut.

Designed by Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly, the soaring and graceful tower is a perfect square of architectural concrete featuring oversized 10-foot-by-10-foot windows that flood the residences with natural light and frame the unsurpassed views.

The tower houses an exclusive offering of 104 luxury condominium residences that begin 356' above the ground. In addition to expansive layouts, the residences - designed by Deborah Berke - boast extraordinarily tall 12.5-foot finished ceiling heights, solid oak flooring, Italian marble countertops and the finest interior finishes and appliances.

"We are proud to have created a New York City landmark that can be seen throughout all five boroughs, and which will enhance our city's iconic skyline. In this second decade of the 21st century, we are privileged to have been part of creating something that will join the pantheon of legendary 20th century structures like the Chrysler, the Empire State and the Woolworth Buildings," said Harry Macklowe, Chairman of Macklowe Properties.

Located on Park Avenue between 56th and 57th Street, 432 Park Avenue is surrounded by world-renowned retailers offering the best of fashion, art and design. Residents will experience exclusive five-star building services and 30,000 square feet of amenities, including, amongst others, a private restaurant, outdoor garden for dining and events, spa and fitness centre with sauna, steam and massage rooms, 75-foot indoor swimming pool, library, and screening room and performance venue.


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