Construction is rising above street level on 520 Fifth Avenue, a 76-story residential supertall in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Rabina, which took over from Ceruzzi Properties and SMI USA in 2019, the 1,000-foot-tall structure will span 507,608 square feet yield 98 residential units, as well as commercial space on the lower floors and four cellar levels. WSP is the structural engineer, DeSimone Consulting Engineers is the facade consultant, and Suffolk Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and West 43rd Street, one block north of Bryant Park.
Foundation work has concluded since our last update in December and the steel and reinforced concrete superstructure has begun to emerge above the sidewalk fence. Recent photos show numerous bundles of rebar protruding across the site awaiting the formation of interior columns. A tower crane has also been erected on the south side of the plot to assist in construction.
A tall steel column stands near the center of the building’s footprint surrounded by network of steel rebar.
The following rendering by DBOX provides a better picture of 520 Fifth Avenue’s numerous stepped setbacks, which are shown topped with terraces on the southern and eastern elevations. The design culminates in a stepped crown and mechanical bulkhead.
The site is located in close proximity to a number of transit options, including Grand Central Terminal with access to the 4, 5, 6, 7, Shuttle train to Times Square, and Metro-North, as well as the Long Island Rail Road at the newly opened Grand Central Madison concourse below Vanderbilt Avenue.
520 Fifth Avenue’s completion date is posted on the construction board for June 1, 2026.