In Other News: NYC’s Nordstrom Tower to Reach 1,775 Ft.

by Harry Sheff

Nordstrom TowerThe real estate blog New York YIMBY posted architectural renderings of the planned 57th Street skyscraper that will be anchored by a seven story Nordstrom store, leaked by an anonymous tipster.

Nordstrom had been scoping Manhattan real estate for years before announcing in 2012 that it would open a seven-story, 285,000 sq. ft. store at 225 West 57th Street between Broadway and Seventh Avenue.

According to the plans, the building, which will also house luxury condos, would be 1,479 feet tall, making it the tallest residential building in the world. With a spire, it will fall one foot short of One World Trade Center’s 1,776 feet, but its highest floors will be hundreds of feet higher. Its highest floor will also be about 30 feet taller than the Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, in Chicago.

The skyscraper’s design is by the Chicago-based firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and is scheduled to be completed in 2018. For more photos and details, go to New York YIMBY.