Rafael Viñoly says his Manhattan 432 Park Ave. Tower is flawed

432 Park Ave. Tower

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432 park ave. Tower

It’s one of the most exclusive new buildings in Manhattan and the tallest residential skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere — and its biggest critic is its own architect.

Rafael Viñoly says 432 Park Ave. — where an 88th-floor penthouse is currently on the market for $76.5 million — is flawed.

“It has a couple of screw-ups,” the Uruguayan-born New York architect said during a talk hosted by the Douglas Elliman brokerage inside the building last week.

Speaking to The Post afterward, he added, “The first has to do with the windows.”

The 96-story, 1,396-square-foot tower at Park Avenue and East 57th Street has six 10-by-10-foot windows on every side of every floor. But on the inside, the windows are thickly framed, awkwardly sucking up interior space.

“That was Harry’s idea,” said Viñoly, 71, referring to the developer, Harry Macklowe.

Macklowe bought the historic Drake Hotel for $440 million in 2006 and tore it down a year later to make way for the skyscraper. […]


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