Supertall and Ultra-Luxe: 432 Park Avenue Attracts Attention

Posted on Tue, 01-19-2016

The world now has 100 supertall buildings. [As reported by ArchDaily]( ""The World Now Has 100 Supertall Buildings""), The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat recognized this huge milestone in global urban development following the recent completion of the ultra-luxury condo building, 432 Park Avenue.

Bound by the definition of “supertall” as determined by the CTBUH, i.e. at least 984 feet (300 meters) tall from the ground to the architectural top, these structures have cropped up all over the world. Notably, Dubai features one-fifth of these incredible feats of architecture and engineering.

432 Park Avenue, the latest to join this exclusive tier, is the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere for now, and is synonymous with “ultra-luxury”, from the inside out. To wit, its [first sale attracted an astounding $18.1 million]( ""First unit at 432 Park closes for $18.1M""). The 3-bedroom, 4.5-bath condo on the 35th floor spans 4,003 sqft — nothing short of palatial. As with other apartments in the building, it features sleek and modern interiors by Deborah-Berke. Though this minimalist modernism is certainly in vogue, it might not be everyone’s cup of tea.

To this end, [Atelier & Co. released a series of concept watercolors]( ""See How Atelier & Co. Would Transform This 432 Park Unit Into a Palace in the Sky"") that reimagine its interiors. The concept, commissioned by Macklowe Properties, really leans into the neoclassical aesthetic of “classic Manhattan luxury”. It’s underdetermined whether this will come to fruition in any meaningful sense, but the concept’s floor plan matches that of the $18.1 million sale.

Though 432 Park Avenue currently holds esteem as the tallest all-residential building in the world, it will soon be superseded as the tallest residential building in Manhattan upon the completion of 111 West 57th Street and Central Park Tower. NYC’s skyline continues to grow, especially as the outer boroughs continue to attract more attention. As previously reported, Brooklyn will soon see a area.

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