Saturday, April 04, 2015

A Giant Looms in Our Midst: Part 2

Last May, I wrote about 432 Park Avenue (the nearly 1,400-foot tower under construction in Midtown) and how it was redefining New York's skyline.

Well, it's now topped out and I feel like this shot gives you a sense of its presence.

This photo was taken near 75th Street — almost 20 blocks north of the tower's location. And yet the building clearly dominates the scene.

No wonder. It's the third-tallest building in the United States, and by floor height, it's the tallest in New York.

I'm still not sure this has sunk in for the majority of New Yorkers.