Last month we reported that Developer Gary Barnett is planning a new Midtown skyscraper that could rise 1,550-feet, making it taller than One World Trade Center (if you don’t count the antenna). The site is  just east of Broadway between 57th and 58th streets.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Barnett’s company, Extell Development, has hired Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture LLP to design the building. Adrian Smith was the lead designer on the 2,717-foot Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest building in the world.

Extell already has a commitment from Seattle-based Nordstrom to build its first New York City store. According to the building permit application, Nordstrom would occupy 285,000-square-feet in the first five floors of the building. A hotel would occupy floors 7 through 12 and apartments and mechanical equipment would occupy the remainder of the 88-story high-rise.


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