I'll bet that that height does not include the crown. This tower could be 350m with the crown.
The people propogating this rumour at SSP are (respectfully) wrong. Al-Arabar provided construction financing. Comments on SSP are based on what appears to be an erroneous comment in a news article which was not attributed to the developer.
My comment was based, in part, from the fact that this looks signficantly taller than the Hamshire House and Essex House which are on the next block to the north.Personally, I agree that since the DOB only requires that 'highest occupied floor' number it may well be higher, maybe even the full 1,080'. The Beekman could give us a good clue how that may factor in...
NY is probably the only city on earth in which a 300m tower that looks like this can be called ordinary. It's kind of like Sweden in which blonde godesses are everywhere and each lovely cherub -- who would be a 10 anywhere else -- is ordinary.I bet most of us were waiting for something more innovative and breahtaking,and the result is more what we can call as ordinary.Still a good project anyway.