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World's Tallest Residential Tower Planned in NYC

Nordstrom

The Nordstrom Tower at 225 w. 57th street will rise to 1,775 feet, jut one foot short of the new 1 WTC, according to plans revealed by New York Yimby:

In terms of contemporary comparisons, the design looks to draw from Smith + Gill’s Trump International Tower in Chicago, which is also replete with setbacks and ends in a distinctive but far shorter spire; indeed, it almost looks like a merger between Trump and Willis, though the notched indentations at Nordstrom will be far less intrusive than the setbacks on the former Sears Tower.

Extell’s latest development will have a collection of superlative titles, but its (hopefully) imminent rise underscores the velocity of New York’s general ‘supertall’ boom, which is now the most impressive on the planet. In Midtown alone, other supertalls on the near-horizon include 111 West 57th Street, 432 Park Avenue, 53 West 53rd Street, 3 Hudson Boulevard, 30 Hudson Yards, and 35 Hudson Yards, all of which are already under construction or on their way.

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  1. Rather see a majestic redwood or sequoia.

    I get that these skyscrapers are supposed to be impressive, but for me it's yet another architect playing "mine is bigger than yours".

    Posted by: johnny | Jul 10, 2014 8:36:25 AM


  2. Nordstrom Tower? So everything in it will be overpriced and out of style in 6 weeks.

    Posted by: crispy | Jul 10, 2014 8:52:11 AM


  3. Nordstorm? Nordstrom?

    Posted by: Jan | Jul 10, 2014 8:52:26 AM


  4. Yay! More mutli-million dollar condos in NYC for rich foreigners!

    Posted by: Qj201 | Jul 10, 2014 8:53:40 AM


  5. I don't get the appeal of living on the 90th floor, would hate it.

    Posted by: NwYrkr | Jul 10, 2014 8:54:53 AM


  6. Looks awesome.

    Posted by: Perry | Jul 10, 2014 9:01:26 AM


  7. @NWYRKR,

    Here' something that may shock you. NOT EVERYBODY IS LIKE YOU. Get over yourself, you arent that important. Many would say they cant imagine living on the ground floor, others woudl say they hate living in the city and want the country, others might say the subburbs suck. SO WHAT. The entire wolrd doesnt need to like what you like

    Posted by: Seanumich | Jul 10, 2014 9:05:41 AM


  8. @NWYRKR,

    Here' something that may shock you. NOT EVERYBODY IS LIKE YOU. Get over yourself, you arent that important. Many would say they cant imagine living on the ground floor, others woudl say they hate living in the city and want the country, others might say the subburbs suck. SO WHAT. The entire wolrd doesnt need to like what you like

    Posted by: Seanumich | Jul 10, 2014 9:05:41 AM


  9. SEANUMICH, everyone knows everything you've said.
    Shut up.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jul 10, 2014 9:09:57 AM


  10. Will there be a Nordstrom Rack on the ground floor? Drag queens aplenty.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Jul 10, 2014 9:16:19 AM


  11. I am sure it will look beautiful, but I admit, I'd be worried about the security (based on the sad events in NYC in the past). I would love the view, but I know myself, I would worry. Anyway, I couldn't afford to buy anything on higher floors.

    Posted by: Matt27 | Jul 10, 2014 9:21:15 AM


  12. Another dagger in the heart of the American Dream, another castle with a moat for the billionaires on 57th street.

    The gilded age on steroids is turning Manhattan into a billionaires playground. If you don't have already have a ticket you will never be invited within ten miles of it.

    Posted by: radtastic | Jul 10, 2014 9:24:57 AM


  13. I guess that's a truck bomb proof bunker at the bottom, because it's otherwise too ugly for a showpiece building.

    With a weak dollar, it's easy for rich foreigners to buy apartments in NYC, so we get a building boom but no increase in the local economy.

    Posted by: anon | Jul 10, 2014 9:28:23 AM


  14. Manhattan's first Nordstrom is indeed planned for the base of the tower.

    Posted by: Hdtexan | Jul 10, 2014 9:29:32 AM


  15. Oh good. More permanent shade for the southern end of Central Park.

    Let us pray this one is not as blatantly ugly as One 57.

    Posted by: Esther Blodgett | Jul 10, 2014 9:39:52 AM


  16. Considering what has been done in the middle east and china, the design seems pretty plain?

    Posted by: spg | Jul 10, 2014 9:40:57 AM


  17. I don't get the complaints about buildings like this. Yes, they're for very rich people. But the alternative would be very rich people pushing up the costs of existing real estate OR building more buildings of less height and taking up more land. Increased supply in this niche relieves demand.

    Not to mention all the work for construction companies.

    Posted by: BobN | Jul 10, 2014 9:44:29 AM


  18. They mis-spelled the name of the building not he official press release drawing.

    Posted by: CAHBF | Jul 10, 2014 9:45:37 AM


  19. 1175? WTF! At least have the courage of your convictions and go really tall rather than a fake deference for the Freedom Tower. Like the Freedom Tower it looks truncated with that jarring stop before the antenna. Would rather a gradual recess like the Empire of Chrysler buildings.

    Posted by: Mastik8 | Jul 10, 2014 9:48:03 AM


  20. 1175? WTF! At least have the courage of your convictions and go really tall rather than a fake deference for the Freedom Tower. Like the Freedom Tower it looks truncated with that jarring stop before the antenna. Would rather a gradual recess like the Empire of Chrysler buildings.

    Posted by: Mastik8 | Jul 10, 2014 9:48:04 AM


  21. If I had unlimited money, I just wouldn't want to live in the sky. I agree with some people here, if you have a view of a park or oceanfront, the 20th or 30th floor view would be quite more appealing to me.

    Posted by: MIke | Jul 10, 2014 9:50:54 AM


  22. Who would want to live in one of those buildings with Trump's name plastered all over it?

    In British slang, "Trump" means "fart" & in America the meaning is even worse.

    Posted by: JonnyNYNY2FLFL | Jul 10, 2014 10:04:01 AM


  23. This "Nordstrom" Tower is evil incarnate. Let's just call it the Devil Tower! It will curse all of its inhabitants and their entitled spawn.

    Posted by: tad | Jul 10, 2014 10:13:24 AM


  24. @SEANUMICH, NWYRKR didn't say NO ONE should live on the 90th floor s/he said it wasn't appealing to them personally. Not sure why you ranted about someone's personal opinion.

    Posted by: FernLaPlante | Jul 10, 2014 10:27:46 AM


  25. Complimentary parachutes for those on the 60th floor and above.

    I am waiting for that enterprising journalist with cast-iron balls to do a penetrating investigation (deeper than the skim-job in the recent New York Magazine article) who will expose what Manhattan has become (thanks to some tweaking by ex-Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New State Legislature): a money-laundering haven via real estate acquisitions for domestic and foreign billionaires, whether private individuals or corporate trusts and LLC's.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jul 10, 2014 10:39:30 AM


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