Construction Update: 432 Park Avenue

432 Park Avenue continues to move upwards, and construction on the city’s future tallest tower is speeding up. The exterior forms are up to the building’s eighth floor, while the core is up to the elevenththe superstructure’s height is now approaching 200 feet.

The tower’s concrete continues to retain grey streaks, which seem more and more likely to be an enduring feature given they are not fading over time. Unfortunately, these splotches detract from the concrete’s appearance, especially up closefrom a distance, the irregularities are more innocuous. The tower could still receive some kind of laminate or covering if the raw concrete turns out to be a disaster.

Also of note is the status of 432 Park’s windows, which are being produced by Ekelt Glass, in Austria. Regardless of the tower’s overall aesthetics, the 10-foot by 10-foot panes are unprecedented in New York,  and will be perfect for enjoying 432 Park’s views.

YIMBY reader Kyle submitted a photo from the GM Building, which shows the cranes of 432 Park just beginning to emerge from the Midtown jungle. Eventually, 432 Park will nearly double the height of the iconic GM Building, topping out at 1,398 feet. 

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432 Park emerging from the skyscraper jungle–photo from Kyle, view from the GM Building

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2 Comments on "Construction Update: 432 Park Avenue"

  1. This will be NYC’s third tallest, though. Ok, second tallest upon completion, but third tallest once 225 W57 is completed a year or two later.

    I particularly like the windows. They’re huge, and I can’t imagine how amazing it would be to own a residence here.

  2. Tallest (for now). The 1 WTC antenna is not structural and including it in the total building height is just pathetic and, frankly, embarrassing.

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