The city’s soon-to-be tallest residential tower, 432 Park Avenue, has now reached a height of 700 feet, or more than half of its full, expected stature of 1,396 feet, the NYDN reports—and we have the pictures (and video) to prove it.
It seems that the 96-story superscraper’s architect, Rafael Viñoly, has as big of an ego as the tower itself. “The only important thing to me is that it’s taller than the Freedom Tower,” the architect divulged at a Monday talk. WhileOne World Trade Center is still the tallest structure in the western hemisphere because its 408-foot spire counts towards its 1,776-foot total height, 432 Park Avenue will climb taller upon its completion than the actual, inhabitable floors of the Freedom Tower. Got that?