New York City is a place of extravagance. It’s a whirlwind of bigger, better, classier, and more luxurious. Of course, the architecture and real estate in New York City never fails to disappoint in that regard. We are home to some of the tallest buildings in the world, and (I may be biased) some of the most beautiful architecture as well.
Explore some of the tallest buildings our gorgeous city has to offer.
One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower)
The building standing at One World Trade Center is currently the tallest building in New York City, standing proud at 1,776 feet tall. It’s height was a tribute to the year 1776, when the United States Declaration of Independence was signed. Out of respect, the building’s footprint is 200 ft by 200 ft, which is the same as the Twin Towers.
The Freedom Tower will be primarily used as office and communication real estate, and offers 104 above ground floors. It is planned to be a part of the World Trade Center Complex, where it will be the focal point of a five-building high rise “community” along Greenwich Street.
The building also offers a three story observation deck where visitors have access to a deck, restaurants, and even a private event space with the absolutely breathtaking views that only the Freedom Tower can offer.
432 Park Avenue
The building that stands at and is officially named 432 Park Avenue is a also a new addition to the “tallest building” list. Unlike The Freedom Tower, the building standing at 432 Park Avenue is fully residential real estate. It’s the second tallest building in New York City and the tallest residential building in the world.
Completed in 2015, the tower was designed by world renowned architect, Rafael Viñoly, and was reportedly inspired by a 1905 trash can designed by Josef Hoffman. It stands at 1,396 feet tall, has 85 floors above ground, and a total of 104 condos in the space. The penthouse units will start at at $7 million dollars, and the currently available units are running for about $16.95 million. Of course, 432 Park Avenue is home to state of the art amenities which currently include private climate controlled wine cellars, private elevator landings. As internal construction continues, the building will also offer a restaurant, outdoor terrace, gym, pool, and massage room for its residents. (source)
Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is an Art Deco beauty, standing at 1,250 feet. It was designed by William F. Lamb, and its construction was completed in 1931. The construction of the building is said to have “been born of a competition between Walter Chrysler of the Chrysler Corporation and John Jakob Raskob of General Motors, to see who could erect the taller building.”
Similar to One World Trade, the Empire State Building only offers office real estate. It has 103 above ground floors and went under a major renovation 6 years ago to make it a more energy efficient structure. The Empire State building’s renovation earned it LEED-Gold in 2011, and was considered the largest eco retrofit of its time.
New York City’s tallest buildings are amazing architectural feats that everyone should visit at least once in their life.