“Super Skinny” Skyscraper Could Climb Its Way into the New York Skyline

By: | October 4th, 2013

Architects in New York have released plans for a “super skinny” skyscraper that could be erected in midtown NYC. SHoP architects, who were behind the Gotham Gateway in New York, the Atlanta Falcons Stadium and numerous other projects, hope to build the slender tower near Columbus Circle at Central Park. The plans call for the skyscraper to be built on a 43-feet wide lot and reach 1,350 feet high.

The planned condo building has been called a “stairway to heaven” given its stepped façade, with a wider bottom and slimming ascent, which could be up to 100 feet taller than the Empire State Building. However, given the thin design, the building’s floors will only be around 4,000 to 5,000 square feet, meaning less space for the occupant but more floors. This square feet measurement is much smaller than average NYC skyscrapers, according to reports in the Wall Street Journal.

Plans for the building have submitted to the Landmarks Preservation Commission and are waiting on approval. The property developers hope to break ground next year.

Jonathan Keane

Irish journalist writing on business, tech and engineering.


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