It was just over a month ago that we wrote about One World Trade Center becoming the tallest building in New York. But remember that this is the Big Apple we’re talking about and titles like “tallest in the city” tend to change hands pretty frequently.

432 Park Avenue, a residential tower currently under construction in Midtown Manhattan, is looking to eclipse One World Trade Center as the city’s tallest. At 1,397 feet, it will be taller to the roof than the Lower Manhattan office monolith. One World Trade Center’s spire brings the tower’s total height to 1,776 but its roof will only reach 1,368 feet.

A narrow victory for 432 Park Avenue! Here are a few more fun facts about this incredible project:

  • There will be 128 units ranging in size from 1,390 square feet to 8,000 square feet.
  • The Harry Macklowe development is expected construction cost is $1.2 billion.
  • The retail space would encompass 101 feet of frontage along 57th street.
  • Rafael Viñoly designed the 84 story tower (84 as per the marketing packet, though we’ve heard rumors of 89 stories).

Here’s another awe-inspiring rendering of the Midtown marvel:

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432 Park Avenue images courtesy of the Wall Street Journal via The New York Observer.

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