Nordstrom Tower in NYC will be world’s tallest residential building

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NEW YORK CITY (PIX11)-- Standing higher than the Empire State Building and just a little shorter than the World Trade Center,  the Nordstrom Tower will be the tallest residential building in the world.

The Nordstrom Tower will be located on 227 W. 57th St. and will rise to a whopping 1,775 feet making it just a foot shorter than 1 World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

Some say it sticks out like a sore thumb next to landmark buildings.

The building will have a giant seven-floor Nordstrom department store on the lower levels and apartment buildings on its top floors for the super rich billionaires.

Some say are foreign investors not even New Yorkers.

Many are not happy about it coming to the neighborhood casting a shadow on Central Park and changing the face of their neighborhood.

Its one of four towers are going up on West 57th Street.

The shadows of what some are calling the "Central Park Supertowers."

Some say will severly block out the city's green and have has stirred up a debate about height limits for buildings in our city.

Extell's Gary Barnett defends the towers.

"This is the wrong issue at the wrong time."Barneet said. "It will be a long, slender shadow. It will only be for a few minutes."

People are so angry about this, a local community board has even started a Sunshine task force.


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