The buzz has been building for years, and now it’s official: 432 Park Avenue, located between 56thand 57th street, is the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere. With topping complete at 1,396 feet and the last of the concrete finally poured three years after the start of construction, it surpasses the Empire State Building (1,250 feet) and the Chrysler Building (1,046 feet) without its spire, and its rooftop is the highest in the city.
And now, for those who can afford the $95 million penthouse (units start at $7 million, currently available units start at $16.95 million), what awaits is a remarkable view 1,271 feet up in the sky. If $95 million is a bit out of your price range, the tower’s website offers virtual views, starting at 558 feet.
Designed by Rafael Vinoly, the tower boasts 104 luxury condominium complexes (starting at 356 feet from the ground), 10-foot-by-10-foot windows, private elevator landings, heated bathroom floors and the option to purchase a climate-controlled wine cellar ($320,000).
Not only will residents be treated to 30,000 square feet of private amenities, including a restaurant, outdoor terrace and, naturally, a gym, but a 75-foot-pool and massage therapy room ensure tenants won’t have to leave the complex for a day at the spa.
Remaining residences range from 3,575 square feet to 8,255 square feet, and include half-floor residences and select full-floor penthouses.