432 Park Avenue, New York

Rafael Viñoly
Date Built
Completion 2015
432 Park Avenue, Manhattan
This 85-storey residential tower was designed by the Uruguayan architect, Rafael Vinoly.  As of 2020, 432 Park Avenue is the sixth-tallest building in the United States, the fifth-tallest building in New York City, and the third-tallest residential building in the world.  The architect's website describes it as, "...  a slender, un-encumbered volume that marks the geometric center of the skyline. The project consists of residences on middle and upper levels and common spaces distributed throughout the lowest levels. Two smaller volumes adjacent to the tower house retail and commercial office spaces facing onto East 57th Street."

"A regular grid of exposed concrete members creates an open basket within which seven “independent buildings” stack up, separated by spaces within which the building cores are exposed to the outdoor elements. These breaks allow for deflection of wind pressures and help the 425.5-meter-tall building, with its 1:15 slenderness ratio, achieve structural stability. The six upper volumes, starting 61 meters above grade, contain 54 residential floors housing 106 units with panoramic views."

"The lowest

"The lowest section of the tower is totally devoted to the amenities provided exclusively for the residents: staff accommodations; conference facilities such as meeting rooms and a screening room; a fully-equipped restaurant opening to a garden terrace overlooking 57th Street; health and spa facilities including a fitness center and swimming pool; independent storage spaces; wine cellars, and a sub-grade parking garage."

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