Located in the center of Manhattan on Park Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets, 432 Park Avenue is the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere. Designed by Rafael Viñoly, this 96-story, 1,396-foot tower provides incomparable residences with spectacular views of Central Park, the Hudson and East Rivers, the Atlantic Ocean, and many iconic Manhattan buildings and avenues. The unencumbered volume of the tower that is located in the center of the block shows a regular grid of exposed concrete members and ten foot by ten foot glass windows. The slender tower with its 1:15 ratio is divided into seven equal segments separated by open loggias that expose the building core.
The floor plans, with a floor-to-floor height of 15.5 feet, are free from structural elements and provide for flexibility in the design of the 142 residential units. The lower floors of the building are devoted to amenities for residents, including a private restaurant, a club containing health and spa facilities, a screening room, and a conference center.
The complex also contains a retail and office component with access from 57th Street, the Park Avenue Pavilion, a four-story free-standing commercial building, and a public plaza.
Interiors: Deborah Berke Partners