The construction crane on Extell‘s Central Park Tower has begun disassembly at 217 West 57th Street in Midtown as the 1,550-foot-tall skyscraper moves closer to completion. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, the residential supertall boasts the highest roof level of any building in the Western Hemisphere. Extell is projecting a $4 billion sellout with its in-house team marketing the 179 residences.
Recent photographs show the progress that has occurred on the crown’s cladding since our last update in late April. Only a small sliver remains to be filled in on the eastern elevation.
The exterior hoist on the northern elevation facing Central Park is still fully standing but could begin coming down by the end of the year.
The following shots were captured as the crane boom was being separated and taken apart in sections. There is a smaller red and white derrick helping to take down the main crane and both are visible above the flat roof parapet. This process should be quick and will likely finish soon.
A large section of the glass enclosure is still covered in the temporary blue film around the midpoint of the tower. However, enough of the final exterior is exposed to give an impression of the Central Park Tower’s overall aesthetics.
Nordstrom’s white sidewalk scaffolding with the company’s logo remains standing but should be removed once construction gets closer to the finish line.
Among the Central Park Tower’s amenities is a 100th-floor residential club perched over 1,000 feet above Billionaires’ Row, making it the highest such space in the world. The club will span 8,300 square feet and include a private ballroom, a dining room, a bar, a full-service kitchen, and a wine and cigar lounge. Rottet Studio is designing this exclusive space as well as the residential interiors.
Central Park Tower could likely be completed by the end of the year or early in 2021 at the latest.