126 Madison Avenue, aka Madison House, Tops-Out 62 Stories and 805 Feet Above NoMad

15 East 30th Street, image by Handel Architects

Work on the reinforced concrete superstructure at 126 Madison Avenue, aka Madison House, is now topped out. The slender 805-foot-tall tower is now the tallest skyscraper in NoMad, standing 62 stories, and makes a clear impression on the Midtown skyline. The residential building is being designed by Handel Architects, while Fosun Group and JD Carlisle are responsible for the nearly 300,000-square-foot development.

Looking up the southern elevation of 126 Madison Avenue. The first levels of the building have yet to receive the exterior curtain wall. Photo by Michael Young

A total of 199 condominiums will be created, and will provide uninterrupted views of the Empire State Building and Lower Manhattan. Each residence will span more than 1,600 square feet, and 7,500 square feet of retail space will be situated at street level, divided between two storefronts.

The northeastern corner of the tower. Photo by Michael Young

Window panels on all sides are rising rapidly.

Looking east from Broadway at 126 Madison Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

The narrow spacing of the window mullions and exterior panels helps to express the building’s slender profile and verticality. Photo by Michael Young

A close-up of several window panels opened. Photo by Michael Young

The last section of the skyscraper currently being worked on is the sloping crown.

126 Madison Avenue and the Empire State Building peeking over the surroundings. Photo by Michael Young

A rendering showing the crown of the building looking west. image by Handel Architects

This should be the tallest structure immediately south of the Empire State Building for at least the next several years. The silhouette of its crown’s multiple slanted setbacks will further enhance its distinction in the neighborhood.

Completion of 126 Madison Avenue is expected in early 2020.

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