Living in the tallest apartment building in America — and the northern hemisphere — will feel like living inside the Lincoln Memorial but with bathtubs, awesome views and a permanent sensation of wanting to vomit: The ultra-thin skyscraper sways 1.2m to 1.5m, as this video filmed from the top shows.
In a day with the right weather, your $US95 million apartment near the top of this tower — which is taller than the Empire State Building — will sway from 1.2m to 1.5m. That is is a lot of sway.
For comparison, the Burj Khalifa — which is 828m, almost double the 420m of 432 Park Avenue — sways about 1.5m. One World Trade Center, which is taller (541m) than this luxurious skyscraper, only sways 90cm. The Sears Tower average sway is 15cm, although it can do 30cm in strong winds according to Dupont.
1.2m to 1.5m is more than enough to notice and have an effect on people. If you get seasick, don’t buy an apartment here.