Top 5 Tallest Residential Skyscrapers Going Up In New York City

New York City has and always will see non-stop construction across its five boroughs. The city has become world famous for its iconic skyline stretching from the Financial District, to Hudson Yards and Billionaire's Row in Midtown, while other places like Downtown Brooklyn and Long Island City also saw an equal amount of change in their skylines. While we have seen new office towers go up, there's also been a massive surge in construction of residential skyscrapers in New York City. Below are the top five tallest residences currently underway.

1) 570 Fifth Avenue 

 The first building  on our list is an upcoming 1,100-foot tall skyscraper being built at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 46th Street. Developed by Extell, it currently has the potential of reaching the aforementioned height if the developer plans to construct the building as a 78-story mixed-use hotel and residential scheme. The second option would see it as an 860-foot tall office skyscraper with only 47 stories. It's unclear which scenario will be chosen, though it would be nice to see the taller iteration get built and rise over the Midtown skyline. 570 Fifth Avenue's architect remains unclear, while the completion date is set between late 2027 and early 2028.

 2) 9 DeKalb Avenue (The Brooklyn Tower)

Of all the skyscrapers in New York City, this is currently the tallest building in the outer boroughs outside of Manhattan. Standing 1,066 feet tall and 93 stories high, this new building is an eye-catcher on the Downtown Brooklyn skyline and cannot be missed. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS Development Group, the dark, sleek, and stunning facade will enclose 550 residences and retail space, which will utilize the landmarked and preserved Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn at the base of the structure. Completion will likely happen sometime next year. Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is handling sales and marketing of the units.

3) 520 Fifth Avenue 

Our third contestant is also located on Fifth Avenue, just a few streets south of the first building in our countdown. Located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 43rd Street, 520 Fifth Avenue is eventually going to top out at an architectural height of 1,000 feet with 76 floors and 98 residential units, as well as commercial retail space. It is designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and is being developed by Rabina. The slim supertall skyscraper is expected to be finished in 2026. 

4) 262 Fifth Avenue 

This next and third Fifth Avenue construction site is being constructed at the intersection with West 29th Street in the Manhattan neighborhood of NoMad. It was originally going to rise 1,043 feet tall but it was recently reduced in height to 860 feet tall. Meganom and SLCE Architects are the designers and Five Points Development is the developer of the slender residential project, which was last reported to create 41 condominiums. However, that figure could be slightly less due to the height cut. Retail space is also expected to occupy the first two floors. It's unclear when this will be finished. 

5) Sutton Tower

Addressed as 430 East 58th Street, this new 67-story residence is located in the Sutton Place neighborhood of Midtown, Manhattan and makes a prominently bold impact on the skyline. Designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen for Gamma Real Estate, Sutton Tower stands 850 feet tall with 121 condominiums marketed by Corcoran Sunshine Group. It is expected to be finished later this year. 


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