Extell’s Nordstrom tower could rise higher than 1 WTC

New diagrams show 217 West 57th Street may hit 1,795 feet

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Gary Barnett and rendering of 217 West 57th Street in Midtown (credit: Smith + Gill)

Design revisions to Extell Development’s planned supertall residential tower at 217 West 57th Street will make the structure the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere at 1,795 feet — eclipsing 1 World Trade Center by 19 feet.

The building, also known as the Nordstrom Tower, received a height boost between April and June of last year to push its pinnacle up 20 feet from a previously planned height of 1,775 feet. Renderings for the project were released last month.

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The Midtown tower’s parapet will now rise 1,530 feet above the ground, from 1,479 feet previously, according to New York YIMBY.

The 1.2 million-square-foot mixed-use development will house a 200,000-square-foot Nordstrom department store as well as offices, a hotel and condominiums.

Architectural firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill designed the project, with Smith previously serving as chief architect of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai – the tallest building in the world. [NY YIMBY] — Rey Mashayekhi