Building a high-rise in New York City is a monumental task that requires careful planning, understanding the local construction landscape, adhering to stringent building codes, and more. New York’s iconic skyline is a testament to the success of countless high-rise construction projects, each with unique challenges and triumphs. This article takes you through all the essential considerations for undertaking a high-rise construction project in New York City.
432 Park Ave, NYC’s tallest residential building (at time of completion) at 1,396 feet, completed in 2015, features 125 luxury condominiums above retail space, offering panoramic views and efficient 16-foot square floorplates. The innovative structural system, including outrigger trusses connecting the concrete core to exterior columns, enabled its slender profile and ensured lateral stability, proven through wind tunnel testing. Energy-saving features such as high-performing glass curtain walls, dedicated trash chutes, and low VOC paints were implemented. FNA’s excavation and deep foundation design services were critical to the project’s success, enabling the tower’s construction and contributing to its groundbreaking design and functionality.