Extell revises Central Park Tower plans, removing spire

217 West 57th Street's planned roof height of 1,550 feet would be tallest in Western Hemisphere

New York /
Sep.September 08, 2015 05:30 PM

It appears conjecture over the planned height of Gary Barnett’s supertall Central Park Tower, at 217 West 57th Street in Midtown, can finally be laid to rest.

New renderings indicate that Extell Development has tweaked the skyscraper’s design to get rid of the tower’s spire, while the building’s parapet height of 1,550 feet would make it the tallest building by roof height in the Western Hemisphere.

The removal of the planned spire atop Central Park Tower – formerly known as the Nordstrom Tower — finally quashes reports that the residential skyscraper would potentially surpass 1 World Trade Center in height. Barnett came out earlier this year to “categorically” deny such claims.

The latest design revision does boost the building’s planned roof height from 1,522 feet, while the 1.3 million-square-foot tower’s floor count has also increased to 99 stories. The project is slated for completion in 2019.

Extell is aiming for a record $4.4 billion sellout at the mixed-use condo tower, with $4 billion of that coming from condo sales and $400 million from selling commercial space at the building’s base to retailer Nordstrom. [NY YIMBY]Rey Mashayekhi


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
One Manhattan Square Extell Development CEO Gary Barnett (Credit: Curbed NY)
Extell lands $690M refinancing package for One Manhattan Square
Extell lands $690M refinancing package for One Manhattan Square
Extell Development's Gary Barnett (Credit: Getty Images and iStock)
Chelsea residents paid Gary Barnett $11M to protect their views from a planned tower
Chelsea residents paid Gary Barnett $11M to protect their views from a planned tower
Central Park Tower
Extell just went public with Central Park Tower listings
Extell just went public with Central Park Tower listings
Extell Development’s Gary Barnett and Ze'ev Jabotinsky St 3 in Jerusalem, Israel
Gary Barnett gives Jerusalem a chance with land purchase
Gary Barnett gives Jerusalem a chance with land purchase
Joseph Tabak, Gary Barnett and Robert Gans with 617 11th Avenue, 603 West 45th Street, 533 West 27th Street (LinkedIn, Robert's Skeathouse, Google Maps, Getty)
Extell, Tabak poised to take over prized Hell’s Kitchen parcel
Extell, Tabak poised to take over prized Hell’s Kitchen parcel
From left: Nir Meir, Gary Barnett, Konrad Bicher, Eric Adams and Paul Manafort (Photo Illustration by Steven Dilakian for The Real Deal with Getty, HFZ Capital Group, Twitter/Konrad Bicher)
New York’s biggest, baddest and juiciest real estate lawsuits of 2022
New York’s biggest, baddest and juiciest real estate lawsuits of 2022
From left: The Solaire in Battery Park City; Extell’s Brooklyn Point in downtown Brooklyn; the Skyline Tower in Long Island City; The Cortland NYC; Extell Development's Gary Barnett; Related Companies' Stephen Ross (Getty, Extell Development, Google Maps, Jim.henderson, CC BY-SA 4.0 - via Wikimedia Commons)
Brooklyn, Queens gain market share in wild year for new condo sales
Brooklyn, Queens gain market share in wild year for new condo sales
Extell Development’s Gary Barnett with 217 West 57th Street
Another $50M sale as Barnett’s Central Park Tower discounts continue
Another $50M sale as Barnett’s Central Park Tower discounts continue
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...