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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3 Comments on "126 Madison Avenue Approaches 756-Foot Pinnacle in NoMad"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: I miss United States so much and I stand firm for latest progress. Design in the present age will beautiful forever, nothing difficult or inconvenient on development if we have faith in hard work until to its top. (Thanks to Michael Young)

  2. Jack Liberman | March 26, 2019 at 1:14 pm | Reply

    Surpassing roof of “Sky House”, 55 story and about 590′ tall.
    So this tower, 126 Madison, is already in the list of “tallest buildings in NYC” officially. Will be topping out soon at 756 feet. Taller than 277 Fifth on 28 feet. And yes, another slender tower in neighborhood where most buildings rarely exceed 250′.

  3. Jack Liberman | March 26, 2019 at 1:39 pm | Reply

    David, you said that you “miss United States” right, so you are living outside of Country now???
    I miss NYC too, since I’m mostly living in Orlando, Florida now, from 2017 and last time visit NYC in August 2018. I have rest of my family living in Brooklyn, and usually I visited NYC several times a year. But now is longest break, a half year++, and for me this like eternity.
    When will be in NYC next time definitely visit my beloved Hudson Yards and stroll along High Line. Hopefully in couple month. Orlando is World’s tourist destination, but no skyscrapers like those in New York City, and new developments are usually lowrise, now I live not far from Universal and I-drive intersection, where several new hotels/timeshare buildings are under construction, 6-9-11-13 stories. All made from concrete prefab panels with colorful painted applications on side facades. No glass, except for windows and lobbies. Remind me construction in Soviet Union in 1970s. So sad that in some parts of United States they still used this construction method. The only benefits for this low cost hotel construction is super fast. Universal Resort plan to built there over 4,000 hotel rooms. They have destroyed Wet N Wild water park in 2016-2017 and start construction here.
    But I generally praise construction pace and method they use in NYC and Washington DC. And recent buildings built in NYC became not only taller than anything built before, but also more aesthetic, using best available construction methods for carcasse and facades. Yes, many in glass, but look at Waterline Square, its all glass, but how aestheticly designed these 3 towers, how they are secured own place in Hudson West Side skyline. And look in this tower, while 277 Fifth is in a glass, this tower is in stone facade. Limestone or decorative stone like concrete thin panels.

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