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Nordstrom's New York Home Will Be The World's Tallest Residential Tower

We have known where Manhattan's first full-line Nordstrom store will be for a while, but we haven't known exactly what it will look like —until today.  New York YIMBY has the latest details on the building designed by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill (pictured above) and has acquired new drawings of what Extell Development has dubbed the Nordstrom Tower at 225 West 57th Street. The new information puts the building at 1,775 feet upon its projected completion in 2008, making it the world's tallest residential tower and almost the city's tallest building just one foot shorter than One World Trade Center. The building will even top the roofline of Chicago's famous Willis Tower which was once the biggest building in the world.

The relatively sudden skyscraper war is distressing to many New Yorkers who see midtown's rapid proliferation of ultra-tall skyscrapers and other architectural changes happening at the expense of preservation and sunlight, but for Nordstrom it could work our quite well. It can't be a bad thing to have a captive customer base of wealthy homeowners right upstairs —assuming that the condos, which are bound to be staggeringly expensive, will actually have full-time residents —but that's a whole other discussion.

Nordstrom Tower to Become World’s Tallest Residential Building at 1,775 Feet (New York YIMBY) 


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