Central Park Tower

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Height: Occupied
431.8 m / 1,417 ft
Height: To Tip
472.4 m / 1,550 ft
Height: Architectural
472.4 m / 1,550 ft
Central Park Tower Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
10.16 m/s
Tower GFA
119,409 m² / 1,285,308 ft²
# of Apartments


Official Name Central Park Tower
Other Names 217 West 57th Street, 225 West 57th Street, Nordstrom Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Architecturally Topped Out
Country United States
City New York City
Street Address & Map 217 West 57th Street
Postal Code 10019
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2010
Construction Start 2014
Completion 2020

Companies Involved

Developer Extell Development Company; SMI USA
Design Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Architect of Record AAI Architects, P.C.
Structural Engineer
Design WSP Group
MEP Engineer
Design AKF Group LLC
Main Contractor Bovis Lend Lease
Other Consultant
• Acoustics Cerami & Associates
• Civil Langan Engineering
• Energy Concept AKF Group LLC
• Environmental Langan Engineering
Façade James Carpenter Design Associates; Permasteelisa Group
• Fire AKF Group LLC
• Geotechnical Langan Engineering
• Interiors Rottet Studio
• Marketing Extell Marketing Group; Wordsearch
Material Supplier
• Elevator Otis Elevator Company
• Formwork Doka GmbH
• Steel ArcelorMittal

CTBUH Initiatives

The Current State of Slender Buildings in NYC
30 Jul 2015 – Event Report


Singularly Slender: Sky Living in New York, Hong Kong, and Elsewhere
20 Oct 2016 – Carol Willis, The Skyscraper Museum

From San Diego to Guangzhou: The Story of Marketing Tall Buildings
19 Oct 2016 – William Murray, Wordsearch

Developing Tall in the New York Context
26 Oct 2015 – Gary Barnett, Extell Development Corporation; Ric Clark, Brookfield Properties; Joseph Moinian, Moinian Group & Larry Silverstein, Silverstein Properties

Research Papers

Curtain Wall Façades on the New Generation of Supertall Buildings Present and Future Directions
Jun 2020 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 9 Number 2

Singularly Slender: Sky Living in New York, Hong Kong, and Elsewhere
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism

New York: The Ultimate Skyscraper Laboratory
Oct 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue IV

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