217 West 57th Street’s design remains in flux, but using the detailed blueprints YIMBY received earlier this summer — for the tentatively 1,775 foot tower — its overall impact on the skyline can now be rendered. Though official images from Extell remain lacking, the latest glimpse depicts the 92-story supertall’s appearance from several perspectives, and its domination of Midtown will be impressive.
An elevation profile gives a look inside the tower, and at its different components, which range from a Nordstrom at the base, to a hotel, and condominiums on the uppermost levels. They will peek above the future 220 Central Park South, just across the street, and culminate nearly 1,500 feet above street level, becoming the highest residences in New York City.
While 220 Central Park South will borrow from architect Robert A. M. Stern’s limestone touch, its taller companion will be an exercise in glass and metal, designed by architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill. Glass will dominate the facade, and “fins” will be clad in stainless steel, which will be the dominant metal. The building also includes painted aluminum louvers.
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