Extell Development announces topping out of Central Park Tower in US

WCN Editorial Team 19 Sep 2019 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Extell Development Company, in partnership with Shanghai Municipal Investment subsidiary SMI USA (SMI), has announced that the Central Park Tower has topped out at 1,550ft in midtown Manhattan, US, making it the tallest residential building in the world.

Located on West 57th Street, along the "Billionaire's Row" corridor, the Central Park Tower is designed by architectural firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG).

Extell Development Company founder and chairman Gary Barnett said: "Central Park Tower is the pinnacle of development in New York and around the world.

"We would not be able to offer this level of design, quality and service without the contributions from the world's most talented architects, engineers and designers."

The Central Park Tower's facade features combined elements of glass, satin-finished stainless steel, and light-catching vertical and horizontal details.

Rottet Studio designed the grand residential interiors for the Central Park Tower, which comprises 179 ultra-luxury two-to-eight-bedroom residences begin on the 32nd floor of the building.

Lendlease served as construction manager for Central Park Tower, which will also comprise approximately 300,000ft², seven-storey Nordstrom's full-line department store at the base.

Extell said that the store represents Nordstrom's largest single-project investment. The store is scheduled to open to the public in October 2019.

The Central Park Tower will also house one of the most exclusive private clubs, Central Park Club, which will offer approximately 50,000ft² of luxury amenities spread across three floors.

Earlier, Extell Development Company founder and CEO Gary Barnett said: “This strategic alliance with SMI brings together two international industry leaders with a track record of creating iconic global skyscrapers.

“We believe the superb location, views, design and quality of Central Park Tower will make it the most important residential building ever to be built in New York City and expect it to be a great success for Extell and SMI.”

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Image: The Central Park Tower in midtown Manhattan, US. Photo: courtesy of Extell Development Company.

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