YIMBY captured the recent construction progress on The Bellemont, a topped-out 13-story residential building addressed as 1165 Madison Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects with SLCE Architects as the architect of record and developed by Naftali Group, the ground-up 120-foot-tall reinforced concrete superstructure will yield a total of 67,680 square feet with 12 condominiums and 3,749 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Titanium Construction Services is the general contractor for the mixed-use residential project, which is located at the corner of Madison Avenue and East 86th Street. Compass Development Marketing Group is handling sales and marketing, and Achille Salvagni is the interior designer.
The light-colored limestone facade now covers a majority of The Bellemont, while black netting and metal scaffolding shroud most of the upper floors around the numerous setbacks that will eventually become home to private outdoor terraces for a select few residences.
At the top is the mechanical bulkhead with its perimeter walls filled in and three circular cutouts in the center of the northern, western, and eastern faces, along with chamfered corners, and a flat top. All of this will soon be covered in the same limestone surface and elegantly crown the entire structure. We should expect the top half of the building to be fully clad later this year.
Meanwhile the ground floor remains tucked behind the sidewalk scaffolding, while the row of arched openings on the second level await their set of windows.
Future residential amenities at The Bellemont include a rooftop terrace that looks out toward Central Park, a state-of-the-art screening room, a regulation squad court, a children’s play room, and a holistic fitness space.
165 Madison Avenue is slated for completion next summer, as stated on the on-site construction board.