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New York plans ‘highest residential tower in western hemisphere’

5 April 2013 No Comment

A third of the multi-million apartments in New York’s newest and tallest building have been sold, according to dailymail.co.uk. Towering high above the Big Apple’s skyline, according to the architect’s skyscraper design, will soon stand 432 Park Avenue.


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To become the tallest residential tower in the entire western hemisphere

Due to be completed in 2015, the building will comprise 96 storeys and measure 1,396 feet, making it the tallest residential tower in the entire western hemisphere.

New York City Manhattan midtown

As befits an astonishing New York tower, the apartments come with a correspondingly astonishing price tag. A three bedroom apartment will cost in the region of $20 million, while a ‘full-floor’ unit with 360 degree views will cost $85 million.

The building will stand a mere 57 feet shorter than the Empire State Building

 Situated on the site of the former Drake Hotel, the apartments will feature 10 x 10 foot windows and nine foot tall doors. The tower will also incorporate a 75-foot pool, spa, fitness centre, chauffeur and separate servants’ entrance. There will also be some office space and guest apartments, nydailynews.com writes.


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Construction has already commenced, despite the lack – as yet – of aviation clearance. Due to the building’s height, a report needs to be submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration to prove the tower won’t obstruct flight paths.

When/ if completed to plan, the building will stand a mere 57 feet shorter than the Empire State Building.

Author: Elizabeth Smythe    Date Written: 05 April 2013

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