25 May 21 | Dezeen

Photos show supertall skyscraper Central Park Tower nearing completion in New York

Photographer Paul Clemence has captured Central Park Tower, a supertall skyscraper designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill that will be the tallest residential building in the world, as it nears completion in New York.

The 1,550-foot (472-metre) apartment building by topped out in Manhattan in September 2019 and is expected to officially complete later this year.

Chicago-based architect Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill designed the tower at 225 West 57th Street, which is just blocks away from Central Park, for Extell Development.

In addition to being the tallest residential building in the world, Central Park Tower is also the second-tallest skyscraper in both the United States and the western hemisphere. It currently ranks as the 13th tallest building in the world.

Clemence's photographs show Central Park Tower's reflective glass and steel facade in place.

They also show the cantilever on the eastern side of the tower, which Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill added in order to maximise views of Central Park for its residents.

The supertall skyscraper has 179 residences arranged from the 32nd floor upwards.

Its largest apartments have eight bedrooms and over 17,500 square feet (1,626 square metres) of floor space.

Some of the apartments, which have interiors by Texas firm Rottet Studio, have double-height ceilings. Facilities will include access to a private members club, swimming pools, a cigar bar and a grand ballroom.
In addition to the residences, Central Park Tower will also have a hotel, while a Nordstrom department store is located at the base of the tower.

Clemence's photos capture the store's wavy translucent facade and manikins arranged in the windows.

The supertall skyscraper is on West 57th Street, an area colloquially dubbed Billionaire's Row due to the expensive apartment buildings cropping up along the southern edge of Central Park.
When Central Park Tower topped out, it took the title for the world's tallest residential building from its neighbour, Rafael Viñoly's 432 Park Avenue.