Structure in General
commercial office residential condominium
- The building was the 2nd tallest concrete skyscraper in the world when it was completed.
- This glass tower of a primarily octagonal plan has short streamlined extension wings, the whole rising in triple setbacks, ending in a domed top at the height of 248 m (814 feet).
- The bottom 23 floors of the tower are for commercial use and above it are luxury apartments which increase in size the higher they are.
- A midblock pedestrian passage was completed on September 15, 1997, after 12 years since being approved by city officials, completing a network of public midblock walkways between West 51st and West 57th streets.
- One of the most notorious buildings in the city - an array of minor problems right after completion were exaggerated by the press and local communities.
- The tower exceeded the allowed height by a few meters, but the government and residents have exaggerated the problem into a scandal, causing CitySpire owners to create a community center for seniors as a "punishment".
- Even though blocked by two other towers, CitySpire is highly visible from Central Park.
- Right after completion, residents in the neighborhood began complaining about a strange whistling noise from the tower which was found to be caused by wind around its dome. The problem was resolved immediately.
- Cityspire is New York City's tallest mixed-use skyscraper.
- Tishman Speyer acquired this property in an announcement made on December 5, 2004, along with 11 other buildings, in a deal worth $1.852 billion.
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132-158 West 56th Street
137 West 55th Street
150 & 156 West 56th Street
New York City
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