NYC tallest buildings -the Pencil AKA 432 Park Ave

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NYC tallest buildings -the Pencil AKA 432 Park Ave

Vertigo Warning - before I start this is another post where people who suffer from vertigo may want to skip as it has some looking up shots

This is my fifth post in a series of posts about the tallest buildings in NYC,

The first post in this series was Tower One World Trade Center
The second post was Central park Tower

The Third Post was 11 W 57th Street

Vertigo Warning - before I start this is another post where people who suffer from vertigo may want to skip as it has some looking up shots

The Fourth in the series was One Vanderbilt

And this post is 432 Park Avenue also known as the Pencil to many due to its thin and high structure

Starting with what I hope is the less vertigo-inducing shots

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Construction started on 432 Park Ave in 2011 was completed on December 23 2015, and it stands 1,396 ft (425.5 m) tall, When completed it was the second tallest building in the city but it has now been surpassed to be the Fifth tallest, but it is still the which is the tallest residential building in the world and has 125 Condominium Apartments ranging from 351-square-foot (32.6 m2) studio to a 8,255-square-foot (766.9 m2), six-bedroom, seven-bath penthouse with a library

this next shot this first one taken from in Central Park

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I remember reading 90% of the apartments in the building were sold a year before it was completed.

Update a couple wondered about the prices of apartments in this building

I remember reading before it was opened prices started at 7.5 Million with the Penthouse going for $95 Million

These next shots were taken on recent walks, and only when I was preparing this post did I realize I didn't have any not so looking up shots to start the post with and hence including the older shots

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I would love to get invited into one of the top floor apartments and see the views which must be amazing, but I also have to wonder if a building so thin sways at all with the winds in the city.

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I do enjoy seeing all the tall buildings inthe city and gettign around to get shots for this series, but for me I would never want to live in any of them, I like where i live to be at ground level myself :)

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Next up in this series will be 30 Hudson Yards

And that’s all folks

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Very nice shots!
Always fun to see other cities around the world. AND I didnt have to strain my neck LOOKING up!!!

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Nice vertical structure of the frame and those blueish windows looks great.

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Thanks Kindly it is an interesting building for sure

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What beautiful photos @tattoodjay! You really know how to capture the beauty of these buildings against those fantastic blue skies. Wow! I too wonder if the building sways slightly, it is quite thin, lol 90% sold pre construction, definitely high demand for the city right? I'm sure they were quite expensive as well.

I should have mentioned the costs I remember reading the apartments started at 7.5 Million and the penthouse was close to $100 Milion, way way way out of my budget

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It is a beautiful building, but, my first thought was does it sway? lol

LOL I would love to go up in it one day to see if it sways but chances are that will never happen

I did just look it up and read an article that says at the tp on a windy day it will sway up to 5 Feet

I am with you... I too would never want to live in any tall buildings, and certainly as tall as The Pencil! I like it where I am... at ground level, LOL.
Amazing photos! I particularly love the one taken from Central Park 😍. One can see just how tall and high up that building is.
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You and me both I looked it up and apparently on a windy day at the top of the pencil the building sways about 5 Feet that must be a weird thing to experience

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OMG!!!! I won't be able to do that. Goodness, we just experienced severe wind storms here for almost a week and I get blown by the strong winds straight into my house coming from the outside when I open my front door each time. OMG... I can't do swaying buidings!!!😒😟😨

I would be fine with it I used to build and work on communication towers up to 300feet high they sway even with a mild wind
But no way would my wife be happy going up in those tall buildings lol 😂

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Nice architectural view.

Thanks kindly

Love that vertigo feeling


Nice shots! When you are looking up at it like that, it almost doesn't seem as tall! Certainly not the fifth tallest in the city. I wonder how much those apartments at the top cost? Probably more than I will ever make in my lifetime!

If I remember rightly and i should have mentioned it in the post I thinkI read apartment s there start at $7 Million and went up to just under $100 Million for the penthouse

Way way way out of my price range LOL

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Wow I about fell over looking at these wonderful photos lol
That is a very cool building @tattoodjay! :-)

I am glad it was a=only almost fell over :)

Surely when I saw how thin and tall I thought, Holy God! What can someone do up there if under any circumstances that starts to sway! I assure you, my friend, that they would not even give me one. And as we always have beauty in everything that surrounds us I am sure you will know that my favorite photo is the second one, I enjoyed it with all the elements and colors that make it so nice including the monster of the heights in the background. ;)

Yes the second was also my favorite, and I did read somewhere that ona windy day that buildings sways by abut 5 Feet that would be a freaky thing to feel

What a peace of mind for you.

Man, I didn't know vertigo could be trigged by pictures. Good to note. Great shots again.

I didnt know that either but someone told me it affected them on a previous post and hence that warning ;)

Beautiful architecture

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It is an interesting building to see