Synonomous with the skyscraper for more than a century, New York City’s skyline is home to some of the tallest buildings on Earth. Continuously evolving, the 21st century has seen engineers maximise value from the small sites left on this desirable island by creating some staggeringly slender towers.
Located to the south of Central Park, 57th street’s proximity to Carnegie Hall and The Plaza Hotel has always given it an air of prestige.
Now – with a building rising 435 metres from a site that is just 18 metres wide – the city has become home to the thinnest skyscraper ever constructed.
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Presented and narrated by Fred Mills.
Additional footage and images courtesy of The Dronalist, Max Touhey, JDS Development Group, SHoP Architects, Google Earth, Landmark Preservation Commission, James Durkin, JE Dolci, Michael Young, and Dan Cortese.
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