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Central Park Tower now the tallest residential building in the world

By Newinhomes on Sep 19, 2019

Topping out at 1,550 feet, Central Park Tower in New York City by Extell Development Company is now the tallest residential building in the world. 

According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, a residential building has to have at least 85% of its total floor area dedicated to residential use. On CTBUH’s list of tallest residential buildings in the world, 432 Park Avenue by CIM Group in New York City is the tallest, standing 1,396 feet. 

Central Park Tower is located on West 57th St. along a corridor known as “Billionaire’s Row,” just down the street from Extell’s One57 building, which is the 10th tallest residential building in the world, reaching 1,004 feet. 

"Central Park Tower is the pinnacle of development in New York and around the world," says Gary Barnett, Founder and Chairman of Extell Development Company. "We would not be able to offer this level of design, quality and service without the contributions from the world's most talented architects, engineers and designers."
Central Park Tower by Extell in New York City

Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Central Park features 179 residences with two- to eight-bedroom floor plans, starting on the 32nd floor. The residences range from 1,435 to 17,500 square feet. Many of them are basically mansions in the sky, including service entrances, bedroom wings, and expansive ensuites. 

There’s a 50,000 square foot amenities area spread across three floors called The Club with an outdoor pool, spa, fitness facility, and a number of services like personal trainers and masseuses. The retail component at street level will feature a 300,000 square foot, seven-storey Nordstrom flagship; it’s their first full-line department store. 

Final closings at Central Park Tower are expected in 2020 and prices for available residences start at $6.9 million (which is more than $9.1 million CAD). 

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