The building is fascinating because it will be 1350 feet tall and only about 43 feet wide. It will be the second tallest building in New York and the tallest residential building in the city. It will also hold the first Nordstroms store in the City. The building will be 100 feet taller than the Empire State Building and will house about 100 single floor apartments. Some have criticized the building as being an example of the income disparity in the region (the most expensive apartments will likely sell for millions), but it was approved by the local planning agencies this week.
The designer's, SHoP, kindly provided the photos in this post. You can read more about the project here.
Follow up: We discussed this building in my Sustainability 1 class today. The students felt that the building would likely be LEED based on building trends in New York. However, most of the discussion centered on the technical aspects of building such a tall narrow building. They were very curious about the technical design elements of the building so it didn't sway widely at the top and so it was safe from collapse. It will be interesting to learn about the innovations that will be needed to construct this skyscraper.