Several skyscrapers now going up on the south end of Central Park in midtown will eclipse the height of the Empire State Building. Today New York YIMBY reveals a similar “super-luxury” condo tower planned for our billionaire overlords in the financial district.
YIMBY has the reveal for 125 Greenwich Street, which will become DowntownÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s tallest residential skyscraper; a tipster close to the development passed along images and schematics confirming the towerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s significant growth spurt, and it will stand 1,356 feet tall. The project was formerly known as 22 Thames, but traded hands earlier this year, when Michael Shvo and Bizzi & Partners purchased the site for $185 million; the deal closed last week, signaling that plans are close to moving forward. Rafael Vinoly designed the original 961-foot tower for the site, and he has been retained as the architect; the new version will top-out just a dozen feet shy of One World Trade CenterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s roof, making it the second tallest building in Lower Manhattan Ã¢â‚¬â€ and the first Downtown residential skyscraper to rival the supertalls of 57th Street.
The transition from rentals to condominiums explains the sudden bump in height. 432 Park AvenueÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s oblique Downtown sibling will be similarly slim, soaring 77 stories at a pencil-like width. The floor count has only gone up by seven, and the majority of the height increase can be attributed to the enormous ceilings; slab heights are 13 feet through the 38th floor, 16 feet from 40-65, and an enormous 24 feet from 67 through 77.
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