Condominium towers in Manhattan will rise more than 10 times as high as the skyscrapers that now line the city’s skyline, and they will have more than double the volume of parking spaces, a new report has found.
The study, by a team of architects, planners, engineers, and residents from the city and its surrounding suburbs, found that when combined, the towers would be a new record for a single project, surpassing the previous record set by the World Trade Center’s twin towers.
The skyscrapes are already the tallest building in New York City, at 1,776 feet.
The towers will rise even taller, by nearly 5,000 feet.
Their rise will bring the city more than 100 million people and create more than 1.6 million jobs.
The towers will stand tall over downtown Manhattan, as well as on the city itself.
In addition to housing, the project will create nearly 5 million square feet of office space, and nearly 600,000 square feet for retail, according to the study.
The towers are expected to add to the citys skyline, creating a “truly monumental skyline,” the study said.
The report also examined the possibility of a new skyscraper in Manhattan that would be about half the height of the World Financial Center, the tallest skyscraper on earth.
The World Financial Building, the largest skyscraper ever built in the U.S., sits at 627 feet.
“This is the tallest residential project in New Jersey, and it is a great example of what can be accomplished when New Jersey embraces the potential of building more housing,” Mayor Joe Curtatone said in a statement.
“New York City is now the largest city in the world in terms of housing density and the sheer scale of this project is just a testament to New York’s ambition to build the world’s tallest residential towers.”
The report, titled “Tower of the Future: New York, the Twin Towers and the Enduring Promise of New Jersey,” was authored by the firm of Perkins+Will, and was produced by the New York Architecture Foundation.
It is being released in partnership with the city.