126 Madison Avenue Rapidly Rising Toward 756-foot Pinnacle in NoMad, Manhattan

15 East 30th Street15 East 30th Street, image by Handel Architects

15 East 30th Street, also known as 126 Madison Avenue, has been making swift progress toward its 51-story pinnacle. 16 floors have now been built, comprising 30 percent of the eventual total floor count. The building will soon rise to be one of the tallest buildings in the NoMad neighborhood, featuring exceptional views of the Empire State Building.

15 East 30th Street, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

15 East 30th Street, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Handel Architects is responsible for the design. The building will feature a reflective curtain wall façade with strips of white metal panels extending from the base to the crown, accentuating the verticality of the tower.

15 East 30th Street

15 East 30th Street, image by Handel Architects

An eye-catching sculptural feature will welcome guests into the residential lobby.

15 East 30th Street

15 East 30th Street, image by Handel Architects

The structure will climb to a height of 756 feet, nearly 70 feet lower than the original proposal for a 825-foot tall tower. The project will yield over 300,000 square feet within, with 7,500 square feet of retail divided between two fronts, one located on 30th Street and the other on Madison Avenue.

15 East 30th Street

15 East 30th Street, image by Handel Architects

The building will be bringing 180 condominiums to the city, averaging more than 1,600 square feet apiece.

15 East 30th Street

15 East 30th Street, image by Handel Architects

The tower will rise just 28 feet over its neighbor, 277 Fifth Avenue, a difference barely discernable for most. The building is likely to block views of the Empire State Building from certain areas of the Williamsburg waterfront, potentially including Domino Park.

15 East 30th Street, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

15 East 30th Street, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Fosun Group and JD Carlisle are responsible for the development. Completion is expected by 2019, though 2020 doesn’t appear unlikely.

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4 Comments on "126 Madison Avenue Rapidly Rising Toward 756-foot Pinnacle in NoMad, Manhattan"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: Do you like snail’s design?

  2. I hate seeing buildings like this rise near the ESB. There should be a law made against this. Just another tall glass box for the rich cluttering the skyline and blocking the view of an icon.

  3. Retail will be at 30th and Madison and also on 29th. The building snakes around the corner.

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