432, park Avenue overtook Frank Gehry’s eye-catching creation at 8 Spruce Street (now the skyscraper is popularly known simply as New York) in 2014 to become the tallest building the world to houses residential apartments. The 96 storey building stands 1,396 feet tall on Park Avenue between 56th and 57th streets, and was developed by Harry Macklowe and CIM Group and designed by Rafael Viñoly. From the outside, the building is a slim vision of miesian grid and glazed windows which fits right into the urban space of its surroundings.
The palladian style apartments are generously peppered with 10 by 10 feet windows that offer spectacular views from all angles of the building. You can just about see all of New York from one of these houses, from the Hudson to the East River, Winchester to Brooklyn, from Central Park to the Atlantic Ocean.
Apartments inside the building range from 1,450 square feet up to full-floor units of 8,100 square feet. The geometry and symmetry of the exterior facade finds resonance in the Palladian proportioned rooms contained within. The spacious interiors embody the perspective and values of the formal classical temple architecture of the Ancient Greeks and Romans.
Designed by Deborah Berke Partners, in collaboration with a number of other firms, the interior design reflects the impeccable geometry of the building. The design is framed around the panoramic views and is tastefully restrained, to create the appropriate ambience of a villas in the sky.
Watch a video of Berke discussing her concept for the space inside of the model unit. The layout of each apartment is meant to flow from “a grand space to an intimate space”; and she pay tribute to classic Park Avenue apartments.
Floors are pale maple, bathrooms are slab marble, and all hardware is custom-designed for the building.
The team collaborated with Ryan Lee Gallery to select works of art by Ellsworth Kelly, Kiki Smith, and Donald Sultan, among others.
Life At 432 Park Avenue
The building offers a range of amenities like an entertainment floor with a lounge, private restaurant and adjacent outdoor terrace for dining and events; a 75-foot indoor swimming pool, spa and fitness center with sauna, steam and massage rooms; a library and reading area; screening room and performance venue; conference rooms and children’s playroom. in addition, special services such as in-suite catering, concierge, 24-hour doorman and valet parking services are offered.
The 92-floor penthouse is a gorgeous feast for the eyes. Custom designed by Kelly Behun, the 3,977-square-foot apartment is a half-floor unit that’s situated 1,224 feet above the city, with three bedrooms full of fantastic views.