A view from Central Park is a nice way to capture the city’s updated skyline. One of the most notable (and controversial) new buildings is 432 Park Avenue. Standing over 1,300 feet and featuring over 100 condominium apartments due to cost tens of millions of dollars, this building is already leaving an impact in Midtown.
Not to be outdone, there are two other great structures that will vie for NYC resident’s attention. The first is The Central Park Tower (also known as the Nordstrom Tower since it will house a Nordstrom department store at its base). This building will tower over 1,500 feet, due to become the tallest residential building in the world. The second is 111 West 57th Street. At over 1,400 feet, this structure will become the narrowest residential building in the world.
For NYC residents who are looking for something more ‘affordable’, or who simply enjoy taking the scenic route, a walk on the High Line is always a go-to. There is plenty of construction happening on the High Line these days; one of the most recently completed buildings in this area was the new Whitney Museum.
Manhattan‘s newest developments are not all skyscrapers. What will become some of the most utilized new constructions by all residents of NYC are the new and soon-to-be MTA subway stations. In September 2015, the 34th Street-Hudson Yards station was completed, extending the 7 train’s reach.
Another group of train stations will be a part of the MTA’s largest subway expansion in the past 50 years. The upcoming Second Avenue line will extend to 96th Street on Manhattan’s East Side.
Downtown, plenty of new developments are underway. A unique attraction will be the Westfield World Trade Center Mall. Aside from the unique design of the structure, this mall will house well over 50 stores, including popular brands such as Banana Republic, Kate Spade, and Victoria’s Secret.
As the times change, so does Manhattan’s skyline. New York City will continue to change and evolve as it always has. While commuters walk, run, and ride around town on an average day, it is very captivating to look up every now and then to notice the changes the city is undergoing.