Construction has reached street level on 760 Madison Avenue, a 12-story mixed-use building in the Lenox Hill section of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by COOKFOX and developed by SL Green Realty in a collaborative partnership with Giorgio Armani Corp., the 189-foot-tall structure will yield 91,179 square feet with ten condominium units and a 19,387-square-foot Giorgio Armani flagship boutique. Leeding Builders Group is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of Madison Avenue and East 65th Street.
Excavation was still progressing at the time of our last update in November. Since then, the cellar levels have been formed and crews have built the foundations up to street level. Recent photos show a plethora of steel rebar protruding across the site and sitting in bundles awaiting the start of vertical construction. The structure should begin to rise in the coming weeks and could top out before the end of the year.
The main rendering of 760 Madison Avenue shows a symmetrical design with rounded corners and stepped setbacks on the upper levels, which will be topped with landscaped outdoor terraces. The façade is composed of Indiana limestone framing a grid of floor-to-ceiling windows, with even larger windows for the Armani flagship’s frontage. A rectangular mechanical bulkhead will cap the structure.
The closest subway from the property is the 6 train at the 68th Street-Hunter College station. Also nearby are the F, Q, and R trains at the Lexington Avenue-63rd Street station, and the N, R, and W trains at the 5th Avenue-59th Street station.
760 Madison Avenue is slated for completion in the summer of 2024, as noted on the construction board.