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NYC’s Skyline Will Be Radically Different in 2018

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The high times aren’t going away in New York.

The city of just six years from now will be dramatically taller, with a series of luxury high-rises towering above Central Park, a new West Side development and downtown spires.

“The skyline is changing so much,” said Ondel Hylton, content director for CityRealty, the real-estate search site that generated this rendering of New York in the near future. “To see [the towers] together in one image takes people by surprise. A lot of people are shocked.”

The mega-developments include the 96-story 432 Park Ave., which at 1,396 feet is the tallest residential property in the western hemisphere.

The 104-unit condo, where one penthouse sold for $95 million, is slated to open next year.

The Nordstrom Tower — at 225 W. 57th St. — will rival it at 92 stories once completed in 2018.

At 1,775 feet tall, it will be the city’s second-tallest building and just a foot shorter than One World Trade Center (and that’s only if you include the WTC spire).

Here’s a rundown of what buildings will reach for the sky.

53W53, an 82-story condo rising at 1,050 feet tall, will open in 2018, and the 1,350-foot-tall condo at 111 W. 57th St. and 66-story 220 Central Park South both launch in 2016.

Also pictured is 520 Park Ave., a 54-story residential tower at E. 60th St. that may have the priciest apartment in city history. A triplex penthouse will go for $130 million in the building.

One Vanderbilt, a proposed office tower next to Grand Central Terminal, will be 1,514 tall and 65 stories. Construction is slated for 2017 and will be completed by 2021.

This story was originally published on Nov. 22, 2014, on NYPost.com.

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