A Massive Residential Tower In NYC Was Actually Inspired By A Trash Can

New York City's 432 Park Avenue has been making headlines for some time now.

And for good reason -- until now! Well, it's not that bad of a reason. It turns out the $1.3 billion skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan was actually inspired by a trash can.

That's pretty ironic. We're talking about a billion-dollar structure in one of the most expensive cities in the world. We're also talking about a residential building offering a $95 million penthouse overlooking the city.

And to think the design for the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere was modeled after a trash can... But it wasn't just any old trash can!

According to WIRED, the trash can is the work of Josef Hoffmann, a designer at upscale production community Wiener Werkstätte. The bin retails for $225.

When was the last time you paid over $50 for a place to put your garbage?

Clearly, for the building's architect, Rafael Viñoly, it wasn't that long ago!

Check out the comparison below for a closer look.

Known as the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere, 432 Park Avenue is worth a whopping $1.3 billion.

Despite how luxurious and ridiculously expensive it is to live there, it turns out the structure's design was modeled after a trash can!

Citations: NYC Superall Skyscraper Trash Can (WIRED)