Join the CTBUH New York Chapter for a discussion on 432 Park. Guest speakers Jim Herr (Rafael Vinoly Architects), Silvian Marcus (WSP Structures) and Gary Pomerantz (WSP Building Systems) will discuss the architecture, engineering, and construction process behind this extraordinary structure.
432 Park is a unique new residential and mixed-use tower that will rise to become a feature of the New York City Skyline from its prominent site at the intersection of Park Avenue and East 57th Street. The building is the expression of the extraordinary qualities of the Manhattan grid. Its design exploits these parameters by creating a slender, un-encumbered volume that rises to mark the geometric center of the City’s skyline. A regular grid of exposed concrete members creates an open basket within which seven “independent buildings” stack up, separated by spaces within which the building cores are exposed to the outdoor elements. These breaks allow for deflection of wind pressures and help the 1,395-foot (425-meter) -tall building, with its 1:15 slenderness ratio, achieve structural stability.