Madison House Nears Completion at 126 Madison Avenue in NoMad

Madison House. Photo by Michael Young

Exterior work is still wrapping up on Madison House, NoMad’s tallest residential skyscraper at 126 Madison Avenue. Alternately addressed as 15 East 30th Street, the 805-foot-tall, 62-story tower is designed by Handel Architects and developed by Fosun Group and JD Carlisle. Douglas Elliman is handling sales and marketing of its 199 condominiums. The project also includes 7,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

Photographs show the envelope substantially finished. The curtain wall is composed of floor-to-ceiling glass and white metal panels arranged in uninterrupted vertical lines on all four sides of the slender superstructure, accentuating its height. The structure culminates in a multi-layered sloped crown.

Madison House. Photo by Michael Young

Madison House. Photo by Michael Young

Madison House. Photo by Michael Young

Madison House. Photo by Michael Young

Madison House. Photo by Michael Young

Madison House. Photo by Michael Young

Madison House. Photo by Michael Young

Below is a shot taken from Edge at 30 Hudson Yards showing Madison House rising well above the rest of the NoMad residential skyscrapers.

Madison House (left) and NoMad. Photo by Michael Young

Madison House. Photo by Michael Young

Awaiting construction is the low-rise retail podium that is planned for the corner of East 30th Street and Madison Avenue. This structure will have a wall of glass and metal paneling bearing the building name and address against the sidewalk. A swooping canopy immediately to the west will protrude out from the base of the main tower itself. This can be seen in the rendering below. It’s likely that the design for this lower part of Madison House hasn’t changed. Right now, the site of the retail base has been used as a staging area and the entrance to access the exterior hoists, which are still attached to the slim northern profile of the skyscraper.

Looking east at the future retail base for Madison House, designed by Handel Architects.

The corner of East 30th Street and Madison Avenue where the retail base will be located. Photo by Michael Young

Homes begin 150 feet above street level and feature 11-foot-high ceilings with one- to four-bedroom layouts. Prices range from nearly $1.5 million to around $13.7 million. The 30,0000 square feet of amenities include a 75-foot-long multi-lane indoor swimming pool and a spa with a sauna, cold bath, hot tub, and lounge area. There will also be a fitness center 120 feet above NoMad, a billiards room, a children’s room, a golf simulator, a Gachot-designed club area with double-height ceilings and fireplaces, and 24-hour concierge service within a garden-framed lobby along West 29th Street.

A formal completion date of Madison House has yet to be announced, though at this point an opening date sometime in early 2021 is likely.

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8 Comments on "Madison House Nears Completion at 126 Madison Avenue in NoMad"

  1. It may not be the best kind of design but I still do think the Madison House looks pretty sleek. I especially like the crown of the building.

  2. David in Bushwick | October 14, 2020 at 9:44 am | Reply

    Quite tall for most cities, but here it becomes a very good Manhattan tower backdrop that will age very well.
    But how many more empty $1.5m apartments can the city absorb?

    • “garden-framed lobby along West 29th Street”
      Is there an underground tunnel there or is this a typo?

    • The million & half Dollar apartments usually sell quickly. It’s the eight figure stuff that is considered high end there days. Although with the city’s latest crisis, who can say.

  3. It’s like an architect took a six-story 1990s suburban office building and stretched it to 60 stories. Boring, uninspired, just…nothing.

    • That is a good measure for quality of architectural detailing: Would it still look good as a 1 or 2-story building? Would it look good as a 100-story building?

  4. How can you apply for these apartments?

  5. Is it timeless / buildings or that style tend not to age well….??

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