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CitySpire Center

Identification

CitySpire Center
City Spire
114433

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
concrete
limestone
curtain wall
light gray
postmodernism

Usage

commercial office residential condominium

Facts

  • 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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Location

150 & 156 West 56th Street
10019
U.S.A.

Technical Data

814.01 ft
814.01 ft
814.01 ft
75
2
1987

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construction company, developer, facade installation, facade supplier, mechanical engineering, owner, property management, real estate agent