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NYC skyline to change soon as taller buildings are on the rise

Of the tallest skyscrapers, only the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building were constructed before 2006.

The shape of the Manhattan skyline will soon look different as eight buildings currently under construction will eventually rank among the 15 tallest in the city.

Released on Skyscraper Appreciation Day, a new report from real estate site StreetEasy analyzed the sizes of buildings under construction in New York City and found that, while One World Trade Center will remain the tallest in the city, some of Manhattan’s other skyscrapers will be moving farther down the list of the tallest in the coming years.

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By looking at commercial and residential high-rises and those being built, StreetEasy compiled a list of the city’s 15 tallest towers and planned buildings and found that five were completed in the last 10 years and eight were scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019. Of those listed, only the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building were constructed before 2006.

Of those under construction, the Nordstrom Tower at 217 W. 57thSt. will be the tallest at 1,550 feet, second only to One World Trade Center when it comes to height, StreetEasy reported. Expected to be completed in 2019 and anchored by department store brand Nordstrom, the residential and commercial tower will offer $4.4 billion in condos at its top and a total of 130 floors, making it the tallest residential tower in the U.S.

The list contains several properties offering residences to those looking to live up high. The tall and slim 111 West 57thStreet will offer 82 floors of residences, and 53 West 53rdStreet, known as 53W53, will also rise 82 floors and will feature three floors of MoMA gallery space, according to StreetEasy. Both are expected to be completed in 2018.

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Manhattan’s Hudson Yards development will be a hotbed of skyscrapers once it is completed, with three of the city’s tallest 15 buildings calling the area home. Eventually becoming the city’s fifth-tallest building when it is completed in 2019, 30 Hudson Yards will offer an observation deck and “thrill device” — a glass walkway—and will stand 1,287 feet, StreetEasy stated. Also in the neighborhood, 35 Hudson Yards, due in 2018, and 3 Hudson Boulevard, slated for 2019, will each stand more than 1,000 feet when they are completed.

 

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