Construction is continuing to rise on 262 Fifth Avenue, a 56-story residential skyscraper in NoMad, Manhattan. Designed by Meganom with SLCE Architects as the executive architect and developed by Boris Kuzinez of Five Points Development under the Five Points 262 Project LLC, the 860-foot-tall structure will yield 26 condominium units averaging 3,200 square feet apiece with at least one becoming a quadruplex. GEA Consulting Engineers is the MEP engineer and CM & Associates Construction Management is the general contractor for the project, which located on a 5,000-square foot property on the southwest corner of Fifth Avenue and West 29th Street.
The reinforced concrete superstructure has continued its rapid ascent since our last update in early May, when the building had recently surpassed the height of its neighbor to the south. Crews have added a handful of residential floors in the intervening month, and tall bundles of rebar protrude from the top of the superstructure in preparation for subsequent pours. A construction elevator has been added to the western elevation along the concrete core wall and will continue to be augmented as the tower rises. The presence of the access openings for the elevator also indicates that this side of the core will not be left as a blank wall.
The superstructure is now clearly visible over the tree canopy of Madison Square Park from the pedestrianized section of Broadway below 23rd Street, rising directly in front of the Empire State Building.
YIMBY expects 262 Fifth Avenue to finish construction sometime in the latter half of next year.