126 Madison Avenue Approaches 756-Foot Pinnacle in NoMad

15 East 30th Street, image by Handel Architects

Construction at 15 East 30th Street, aka 126 Madison Avenue, is climbing higher above NoMad. Work has surpassed the roof of Sky House, one the earliest slender residential skyscrapers in New York City. The upcoming 756-foot-tall, 51-story structure is being designed by Handel Architects while Fosun Group and JD Carlisle are responsible for the development. The tower will contain 180 condominiums, which will average more than 1,600 square feet. The project will yield about 300,000 square feet, with 7,500 square feet of retail space divided among two storefronts facing East 30th Street and Madison Avenue.

Recent photos above street level show the rising reinforced concrete making a mark on the skyline.

15 East 30th Street advancing in the background to the left of 277 Fifth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

Work on the exterior curtain wall is quickly ascending. Photo by Michael Young

Close-up of 15 East 30th Street. Photo by Michael Young

15 East 30th Street will soon be the tallest building in NoMad, besting 277 Fifth Avenue by 28 feet. This should happen sometime next month. Views of the Empire State Building looking north will be perfectly framed while units above the roof parapet of Sky House will have views of Lower Manhattan. The crown of the skyscraper will have multiple downward-pointing slopes angled north towards Midtown. From the Greenpoint waterfront and Domino Park in Williamsburg, the tower will have a significant presence on the skyline south of the Empire State Building.

15 East 30th Street, image by Handel Architects

The project is expected to top off this year with completion most likely in early 2020.

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