These 5 Up-and-Coming Skyscrapers Will Forever Change NYC’s Skyline

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New York skyscrapers have long distinguished the city’s impressive horizon. Architectural Digest rounded up five of the most stunning towers expected in the Big Apple, from midtown to the Hudson Yards.

#1: One57

With views of Central Park and midtown Manhattan,One57—whose jaw-dropping penthouse currently holds the title of most expensive ever sold in New York history—is the big man on a giant-packed campus.

French architect Christian de Portzamparc—who won a Prizker Architecture Prize in 1994—is the brains behind the 90-story operation, which will house a Park Hyatt hotel alongside its billionaire tenants.

#2: 3 Hudson Boulevard

A testament to sustainability, the 1,050-foot tower at 3 Hudson Boulevard complies with LEED Platinum standards and will use its glassy facade to generate over 800,000 KWh per year in power.


Though the development is designed for commercial purposes, up to 14 floors may be residential. When it is completed in 2018, the tower intends to bring Manhattan’s Hudson Yards to new heights, environmentally and otherwise.

#3: 432 Park Avenue

Say hello to what will soon be the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere. Upon completion later this year, 432 Park will stand 1,396 feet tall and will offer residential units with price tags pushing $80 million.


With a lounge, restaurant, and an outdoor terrace, the tower will contend with residential spaces like 15 Central Park West and the Time Warner Center, which offer similar amenities.

#4: 400 Park Avenue South

Also by De Portzamparc, 400 Park Avenue South will open above NoMad later this year. It will feature 81 sleek condominiums with ceiling windows, a spin room, and a private screening room.

500 Park Avenue South

The tower has been in the works for over a decade, and is hotly anticipated in lower midtown. The project’s 4,050 square-foot-penthouse is expected to list at $20 million.

#5 111 West 57th Street

Set to become the City’s tallest (and skinniest) skyscraper, the 1,400-foot tower at 111 West 57th Street is taking over the Steinway building’s park-side location (though the historic building’s front facade and rotunda will be preserved).

111 west 57th street

Completion is estimated between 2017 and 2018 and will provide ample residential space above ground-floor retail. New York-based architecture firm SHoP has designed a gradually-narrowing skeleton for the building.

Photos courtesy of Architectural Digest

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