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NYC - Trump World Tower

Trump World Tower is a residential skyscraper at 845 United Nations Plaza. Construction began in 1999 and concluded in 2001. Designed by Polish architect Marta Rudzka, the building is 262 meters high and has 72 constructed floors (but lists 90 stories on elevator panels) with curtain wall facades of dark, bronze-tinted glass. The resulting large windows allow for extensive views of the East River and midtown Manhattan. The building is constructed with concrete to improve its wind resistance.


Trump World Tower was the tallest building constructed in the western hemisphere between 1992, when Atlanta's Bank of America Plaza was finished and 2007 when the Comcast Center in Philadelphia and the New York Times Tower were completed. It was the tallest all-residential tower in the world briefly, prior to the completion of the 21st Century Tower in Dubai (2003) and the Tower Palace Three in Seoul (2004). Prior to construction, many neighbors, including Walter Cronkite, opposed the building due to its height and lack of distinguishing exterior features. Among the concerns was that this tower would dwarf the United Nations headquarters across the street.


The tallest of the handful of residential towers built by Donald Trump, it cost approximately $300 million to construct. Condo prices have relaxed to between $625,000 for a studio. The penthouse on the top 2 floors of the structure which totaled 20,000 square feet (1,858 m²) was priced at $58 million--after failing to sell for years it was separated into four different units.

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Taken on February 10, 2008