Construction is rising on 1165 Madison Avenue, a 13-story residential building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Robert A. M. Stern Architects is the design architect, SLCE Architects as the architect or record, and Naftali Group is the developer of the 67,680-square-foot structure, now known as The Bellemont, will stand 210 feet tall and yield 12 condominiums spread across 58,919 square feet, as well as 3,749 square feet of retail space. Titanium Construction Services is the general contractor for the project, which is located at the corner of Madison Avenue and East 86th Street.
At the time of our last update in June, excavation and foundation work was still underway at the site. Now the reinforced concrete superstructure stands four stories above ground.
The arched windows that line the second story of 1165 Madison Avenue are being temporarily supported with wooden formwork. Each of these windows will be lined with dark metal railings. Workers were also spotted assembling the perimeter walls with steel rebar. The concrete molds are placed along the northern side of the building, while wooden beams frame the outline of the square floor-to-ceiling windows.
The renderings show the western façade of 1165 Madison Avenue and highlight the numerous setbacks on its upper half. These would act as private terraces for a select number of residences. Surrounding the windows is a light-colored exterior of stone with subtle variations in the color and shading. The structure is topped with a decorative multifaceted crown with a set of circular openings and tall windows. YIMBY was told that the design was inspired by Queen Ann style architecture.
A list of residential amenities has yet to be disclosed. 1165 Madison Avenue is slated for completion next summer, as stated on the on-site construction board.