Watch out 432 Park Avenue. There's a new super-skyscraper slated for 125 Greenwich Street in Lower Manhattan, and this new tower will be tall. It will be eye-catching. And it will be expensive -- so expensive, they're building three floors just for maids.
NY YIMBY just revealed leaked renderings for 125 Greenwich Street, and while the building itself is pretty basic, the schematics are scintillating. According to Nikolai Fedak, there are three floors reserved just for the service personnel:
Residences are separated by mechanicals at levels 39, 55, and 66, and at the bottom of the tower, 24 "maid's rooms" are located on floors 8 through 10, just above amenities and 20,752 square feet of retail.
At 413m tall, this 77-storey skyscraper will stretch so high that it will top out at just 4m below the roof of One World Trade Center. That makes it 7m shy of matching 432 Park Avenue's commanding height. And 125 Greenwich Street has the views too:
Seriously, everything about this building is tall. The ceilings of what will surely be seven-figure or eight-figure apartments will be 4m high on the bottom 38 floors, 4.8m tall in the middle, and a whopping 7.3m on the top 10 floors. That's tall enough for a small shipping container to stand upright and still have room to spare. It's like taking the height of your friend's Bushwick loft and doubling it. It's insane.
These apartments will, of course, also be insanely expensive. Earlier this year, Michael Shvo along with Bizzi & Partners bought the land itself for $US185 million, and that's to say nothing of the cost of building the dang thing. Apartments in comparable -- albeit much shorter -- skyscrapers are fetching prices north of $US100 million, so you can be sure this building will set some records in that arena. It will also change the skyline of downtown Manhattan dramatically:
That is, of course, if they actually manage to build the thing. Because, let's face it, building a near 500m high structure is no simple engineering task. It's pretty tough actually. But it pays dividends. [YIMBY via Gothamist]