22.Jul.14 9 hours ago

Plans show tallest residential building on earth coming to Manhattan


One World Trade Center is just settling into New York’s skyline, but a number of competing supertall structures — including the tallest residential building in the world — will soon pop up in midtown. One of those skyscrapers, Nordstrom Tower, will top out at 1,775 feet (541m), according to plans leaked to New York development blog YIMBY. That’s just one foot shorter than One World Trade, if you count the spire. Without the spires, Nordstrom Tower will beat the symbolic office building: according to the plans, its roof (including the parapet) will reach 1,479 feet, 78 feet higher than 1 WTC.

That mighty height will make Nordstrom Tower the tallest residential building in the world, beating out the current record holder, Dubai’s Princess…

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21.Jul.14 1 day ago