The residential building under construction that has been racing up the Manhattan skyline the past year was topped off Tuesday, making it the city’s second-tallest building.
The final few feet of 432 Park Ave. were added on Tuesday, putting the tower’s final height at 1,396 feet, according to Curbed. The building, which will one day house condos with price tags approaching $100 million is, for the time being, the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere.
The building’s top floor is about 150 feet higher than the Empire State Building, and is arguably taller than One World Trade Center. The 1,776-foot building holds is the city’s tallest building, but is actually 28 feet shorter than 432 Park Ave. if its 408-foot spire isn’t included.
The building is one of several super-tall residential buildings planned for or under construction on 57th Street and supplants One57 a few blocks away as the city’s tallest residential tower.
According to Curbed, it will eventually lose that title itself to the Nordstrom Tower, which broke ground earlier this year on 57th Street and will be 1,775 feet upon completion in 2018.
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