Gary Barnett Taps Architect of World’s Tallest Tower to Design NYC’s Tallest Apartment Building

There had been rumors that Gary Barnett had tapped Swiss starchitects and downtown darlings Herzog & de Meuron to design his supertall skyscraper at the corner of 57th Street and Broadway, but now The Journal reports that Adrian Smith is the architect for 225 West 57th Street. The bigger surprise, literally, may be that the 1,550-foot height for the Extell tower that The Observer previously reported may just be a starting point.
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