WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - America Records Institute (AMRI) – Central Park Tower: World's tallest residential building

11-02-2020

(Worldkings.org) Central Park Tower is the world's tallest residential building.

Central Park Tower, also known as the Nordstrom Tower, is a mixed-use supertall skyscraper being developed by Extell Development Company and Shanghai Municipal Investment Group along Billionaires' Row on 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the building rises 1,550 feet (472 m) and is the second-tallest skyscraper in the United States and the Western Hemisphere, the 15th tallest building in the world, the tallest residential building in the world (the much taller Burj Khalifa in Dubai has 900 residential units, but is mixed-use), and the tallest building outside Asia by roof height.

The site of the Central Park Tower was formerly occupied by two buildings at 225 West 57th Street and 1780 Broadway, which were demolished in 2011–2012.

In mid-2012, Nordstrom committed to opening their first store within the base of the tower. A proposed cantilever above the Art Students League of New York's building at 215 West 57th Street, intended to maximize views of nearby Central Park, resulted in several lawsuits, but was later allowed because construction had already started.

Despite uncertainty about the final design and complications relating to the tower's financing, excavations at the site started in May 2014. Actual construction started in February 2015, with the building topping out in September 2019.

According to en.wikipedia 


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