It looks like New York has trumped Chicago once again. Willis Tower recently lost to One World Trade Center when the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat counted 1 WTC’s spire as a permanent feature, bringing the height to a symbolic 1,776 feet compared to Willis’s 1,451 feet. Now a new Midtown NYC residential building is set to become the world’s tallest residential building and will beat out Willis Tower again with the highest roof in the nation, topping out at 1,579 feet. A spire at the top of Nordstrom Tower will bring the skyscraper just one foot shy of 1 WTC at 1,775 feet.
Nordstrom Tower is being developed by Extell and is designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill (which also designed Trump International Tower in Chicago) and will be located at 225 West 57th Street. Once financed and built, the skyscraper will join a Midtown high-rise boom. Other buildings either under construction or soon to be built include 111 West 57th Street, 432 Park Avenue, 53 West 53rd Street, 3 Hudson Boulevard, 30 Hudson Yards, and 35 Hudson Yards.
The building will be taller than the world’s current highest residential building, also in New York – 432 Park Avenue at 1,054 feet. It will also be taller than the under-construction World One in Mumbai, India which will top out at 1,450 feet.
The estimated completion date for the Nordstrom Tower is 2018. There will be over 1.2 million square feet of space that will include a massive Nordstrom department store that will take up the building’s first seven floors.
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