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Height: To Tip
248.1 m / 814 ft
Height: Architectural
248.1 m / 814 ft
CitySpire Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
8.1 m/s
Tower GFA
77,110 m² / 830,005 ft²
# of Apartments


Official Name CitySpire
Other Names CitySpire Center
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City New York City
Street Address & Map 150 West 56th Street
Building Function residential / office
Structural Material concrete
Energy Label ENERGY STAR Certified
Completion 1987
Retrofit Start 2004
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Global Ranking #326 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #54 Tallest in North America
National Ranking #49 Tallest in United States
City Ranking #17 Tallest in New York City

Companies Involved

Owner Tishman Speyer Properties
Developer Continuum, LLC
Design Murphy/Jahn Architects
Main Contractor Tishman Construction

Global News

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6 Nov 2014 – Dr. Peter Irwin, RWDI Consulting Engineers

Research Papers

The Economics of Skyscraper Construction in Manhattan: Past, Present, and Future
Jun 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 2

The Economics of Skyscraper Construction in Manhattan: Past, Present, and Future
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City

The Economics of Manhattan Skyscrapers
Oct 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue IV