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Height: Occupied
392.1 m / 1,287 ft
 
Height: To Tip
425.5 m / 1,396 ft
Height: Architectural
425.5 m / 1,396 ft
 
432 Park Avenue Outline
Floors Above Ground
88
Floors Below Ground
3
# of Elevators
6
Tower GFA
65,497 m² / 705,004 ft²
Development GFA
74,322 m² / 799,995 ft²
# of Apartments
104

Facts

Official Name 432 Park Avenue
Structure Type Building
Status Architecturally Topped Out
Country United States
City New York City
Street Address & Map 432 Park Avenue
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2011
Construction Start 2011
Completion 2015
Official Website 432 Park Avenue

Companies Involved

Owner 56th and Park (NY) Owner, LLC
Developer CIM Group; Macklowe Properties
Architect
Design Rafael Viñoly Architects
Architect of Record SLCE Architects
Structural Engineer
Design WSP Cantor Seinuk
Peer Review Schlaich Bergermann und Partner
MEP Engineer
Design WSP Flack + Kurtz
Main Contractor Lend Lease
Other Consultant
Façade Enclos Corp.
• Interiors Deborah Berke Partners
• Landscape Zion Breen & Richardson Associates
• Wind RWDI
Material Supplier
• Elevator Schindler
• Façade Maintenance Equipment HALFEN

About 432 Park Avenue

The pencil-thin 432 Park Avenue represents a new generation of supertall, superslim skyscrapers. Located in the ever-opulent Midtown neighborhood, the tower is placed in the heart of Manhattan overlooking Central Park. The narrow design of the building is intentional; as Manhattan increases in density, it is becoming ever more important to maximize building heights relative to site area.

Simplicity is the defining trait of 432 Park Avenue. With a series of large glass windows set in a regular grid of exposed concrete members, the building offers few aesthetic frills, but rather rises out of the ground as a singular, white monolith. A flat roof neatly caps the rectangular structure. The straight, clean lines of the building’s façade simultaneously manage to evoke a modern aesthetic, while also reflecting Manhattan’s orderly street grid. Each floor incorporates 24 9.2-square-meter windows that add weight to the structure, creating a sense of visually stability despite its slender frame. The oversized windows will also benefit residents with ample amounts of light and uncontested views.

The building’s outward simplicity belies a complex structural scheme. A regular grid of exposed concrete creates an open basket within which seven “independent buildings” stack up, separated by spaces where building cores are exposed to the outdoor elements. These breaks allow for the deflection of wind pressures and help the building, with its 1:15 slenderness ratio, achieve structural stability.

Taken together, the orderly, almost methodical design of 432 Park manages to fully harness its small footprint without appearing to dominate its surroundings. It is clear that this type of economical design will have a lasting impact on the future of tall buildings, as it becomes more important to consider the long-term impact of buildings at such extreme height.

CTBUH Initiatives

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21 May 2015 – Event Report

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper

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Sep 2013 – Tour Report

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Work Stopped on New York’s 432 Park Avenue After Pipe Falls From 81st Floor
16 Jan 2015 – New York City

New York Superslim 432 Park Avenue Core Reaches 426 Meters
15 Oct 2014 – New York City

New York City’s Empire State Building Surpassed by 432 Park Avenue
29 Aug 2014 – New York City

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Work Stopped on New York’s 432 Park Avenue After Pipe Falls From 81st Floor
16 Jan 2015 – New York City, United States
The Department of Buildings hit 432 Park Avenue with a stop-work order after an eight-foot (2.4-meter) section of pipe fell from a hoist car on the 81st floor and crashed…
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New York Superslim 432 Park Avenue Core Reaches 426 Meters
15 Oct 2014 – New York City, United States
The core of the luxury New York apartment building 432 Park Avenue reached 1,396 feet (426 meters). The condominium's height now surpasses that of the Empire State…
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New York City’s Empire State Building Surpassed by 432 Park Avenue
29 Aug 2014 – New York City, United States
With its core now standing approximately 390 meters above the street, 432 Park Avenue has surpassed the architectural height of the Empire State Building, and is now the…
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Inside Look at Upcoming Park Avenue Tower
26 Feb 2014 – New York, United States
Architect Rafael Viñoly presented illuminating insights of his supertall design for the currently under-construction 432 Park Avenue to an audience of more than 300 at…
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Video: Chronicling the Creation of 432 Park
25 Sep 2013 – New York City, United States
Architectural photographer Richard Berenholtz was commissioned to document the construction of the Rafael Viñoly-designed 432 Park Avenue. Since December 2011, the former…
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A Second Penthouse Appears in 432 Park
10 Jul 2013 – New York City, United States
Developers at 432 Park, Macklowe and CIM, have reconfigured the building's top floors in order to sell a 96th-floor unit for $95 million and a second, 95th-floor unit for…
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432 Park Hits $1 Billion in Sales
18 Jun 2013 – New York City, United States
The tower at 432 Park Avenue has almost reached $1 billion in sales, of the projected $2.7 billion in takings, CIM Group and Macklow Properties announced. The Raphael…
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Units in 432 Park Ave Officially Available
27 Mar 2013 – New York City, United States
The Rafael Viñoly-designed skyscraper at 432 Park Avenue, which claims to be the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere upon completion, officially…

Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I

Trivia

The building will have a height to width ration of 15:1.