Video: Architect Rafael Viñoly talks about 432 Park Avenue, New York

432 Park Avenue, a new luxury residential tower a stone's throw from Central Park, is set to dominate the famous New York skyline. Architect and former Wallpaper* Awards judge Rafael Viñoly worked with the developer team, Macklowe Properties and the CIM Group, to produce the design for an impressive 96-storey high slender structure, featuring elegant 10ft by 10ft square windows. In this short film, we catch up with Viñoly in his studio in New York to hear the thinking behind what will be New York's tallest skyscraper - as well as the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

432 Park Avenue, NY

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Offering a mix of high-end apartments, the residential development will feature interiors by well-known practices such as Deborah Berke, as well as Vinoly's own firm, while the design's high quality finishes will include high ceilings, solid oak flooring and custom hardware.

The tower will also offer generous extra space for wine cellars, office suites, staff apartments and storage facilities that will be available for the residents' use, should they wish to include them in their purchase. Set to be a new icon for the city and having already achieved nearly $1 billion in sales, 432 Park Avenue is scheduled for completion in 2015.

Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture & Environment Director at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018), Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020) and House London (2022).