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NYC Luxury Condo To Rival Height Of WTC

Several skyscrapers now going up on the south end of Central Park in midtown will eclipse the height of the Empire State Building. Today New York YIMBY reveals a similar "super-luxury" condo tower planned for our billionaire overlords in the financial district.
YIMBY has the reveal for 125 Greenwich Street, which will become Downtown’s tallest residential skyscraper; a tipster close to the development passed along images and schematics confirming the tower’s significant growth spurt, and it will stand 1,356 feet tall. The project was formerly known as 22 Thames, but traded hands earlier this year, when Michael Shvo and Bizzi & Partners purchased the site for $185 million; the deal closed last week, signaling that plans are close to moving forward. Rafael Vinoly designed the original 961-foot tower for the site, and he has been retained as the architect; the new version will top-out just a dozen feet shy of One World Trade Center’s roof, making it the second tallest building in Lower Manhattan — and the first Downtown residential skyscraper to rival the supertalls of 57th Street. The transition from rentals to condominiums explains the sudden bump in height. 432 Park Avenue’s oblique Downtown sibling will be similarly slim, soaring 77 stories at a pencil-like width. The floor count has only gone up by seven, and the majority of the height increase can be attributed to the enormous ceilings; slab heights are 13 feet through the 38th floor, 16 feet from 40-65, and an enormous 24 feet from 67 through 77.
Earlier this summer Vanity Fair published the below look at the "superskinny supertalls" going up in midtown. Embiggen for the details. I don't even want to think about how much those suckers will sway at the top.
RELATED: Very tall buildings are typically constructed to sway in the wind at a maximum of 1/500th of their height.  Toronto's CN Tower, for example, reports a sway of  "three feet, four inches from center" at the Sky Pod observation deck level. That sway takes place under very high winds and is usually much less. But still.

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