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.
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.
An eye-catching sculptural feature will welcome guests into the residential lobby.
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.
The building will be bringing 180 condominiums to the city, averaging more than 1,600 square feet apiece.
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.
Fosun Group and JD Carlisle are responsible for the development. Completion is expected by 2019, though 2020 doesn’t appear unlikely.