425 Park Avenue’s Concrete Core Reaches Top Floor in Midtown East

425 Park Avenue. with concrete reaching the top floor and steel just fifteen floors below, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson425 Park Avenue. with concrete reaching the top floor and steel just fifteen floors below, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Construction is moving fast for 425 Park Avenue, as is the curtain wall. The new Midtown office tower rising on Manhattan’s most prestigious thoroughfare saw steel begin climbing rapidly as soon as construction breeched the original partially-demolished extant structure. As it now stands, topping out appears imminent. The concrete core has reached the top floor, while the steel has 15 more stories remaining before its final 41st level. L&L Holding Company is responsible for the development.

425 Park Avenue base, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

425 Park Avenue base, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Norman Foster + Partners is responsible for the design. The firm’s façade for the building is finally making a big impact, covering most of the ground-level setback.

425 Park Avenue

425 Park Avenue, rendering by Foster + Partners

Eventually, the tower will stand 893 feet tall, boosted by the addition of three ornamental fins. 670,000 square feet will be created for future office tenants, most notably Citadel. The Hedge Fund, led by billionaire Ken Griffin, signed an 11-year lease for 200,000 square feet of 425 Park Avenue. It broke records as the most expensive office lease in the city’s history, at as high as $300 per square foot for the top two floors.

425 Park Avenue, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

425 Park Avenue, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Ken Griffin had also been in the news recently for another record-setting price, spending $200 million on an apartment in 220 Central Park South.

425 Park Avenue

View from top of 425 Park Avenue, by Neoscape

Office space is renting within a range of $185 to $265 per foot for the highest floors.

425 Park Avenue, image by DBOX

Completion is expected by next year.

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2 Comments on "425 Park Avenue’s Concrete Core Reaches Top Floor in Midtown East"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: Expectancy and expectation from me enough.

  2. Ungainly and awkward to the max — really, to the point of needing to avert one’s eyes. A serious disturbance (and to be sure not in anything close to a ‘good’ way) to the formal character of Park Avenue. A blatant and gratuitous indulgence in techno kitsch.

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