Radiant in Residential

Tallest residential building in Western Hemisphere outfitted with radiant floor heating

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:11

A tower that is nearing completion is set to become the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere. Located at 432 Park Avenue in New York City, the anticipated project just recently allowed units to be sold, before construction has been completed, and already more than one third of the residences are under contract. Fort Mill Times reports that construction is scheduled to be completed by 2015.
"432 Park Avenue is an extraordinary site that demands an exceptional building with design and materials that will stand the test of time.The building has been designed for, and discreetly marketed to, a sophisticated audience that expects that every detail and finish is carefully considered and of the finest quality," said Harry Macklowe, owner of Macklowe Properties and one developer associated with the tower, according to the news source."We are delighted that this high level of attention that our team has spent on every aspect of the project has been recognized by exceptional levels of interest from a wide array of prominent New Yorkers as well as national and international purchasers." 
The New York Observer reports that the total value of the building is $2.7 billion, which means that this residential structure isn't just the tallest of its kind in the city and the Western Hemisphere, but also the condo tower with the highest total asking price. However, units inside the tower are still not the city's priciest, which are currently listed as $20 million to $82 million - significantly less than the $90 plus million units available at Extell's One57.
The perks of living inside one of 432 Park Avenue's units are numerous, including radiant floor heating. To boost the comfort guests or residents feel while inside the condos, each room has been outfitted with the eco-friendly utility system. Radiant floor heating is not only there to boost the pleasantness of living in these condos, but also decrease the operational costs associated with running the high-rise tower.