262 Fifth Avenue Continues Rapid Ascent in NoMad, Manhattan

262 Fifth Avenue262 Fifth Avenue with its previous height of 1,054 feet tall. Image by Meganom

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.

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

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.

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

YIMBY expects 262 Fifth Avenue to finish construction sometime in the latter half of next year.

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26 Comments on "262 Fifth Avenue Continues Rapid Ascent in NoMad, Manhattan"

  1. Well, looks like this “432 Park wanna-be” will cast a shadow on the Empire State Building providing a “sun dial” for pedestrians below?!

  2. It’s such a shame that a building like this is rising.

  3. A malignant growth on the City of New York

  4. While I’m not among the crowd that maligns any project that might block a view of ESB, this building is unnecessary and disgusting. The developer is shameless. The rendering was bad to begin with; what will it look like after it is value-engineered?

  5. Miguel Torres | June 20, 2023 at 10:34 am | Reply

    Just hoping to get the apartment. Thanks

  6. David in Bushwick | June 20, 2023 at 10:35 am | Reply

    This thing is going up really fast. It’s too bad the MTA wasn’t in charge of construction…

  7. So long, iconic view of ESB from Madison Square—and for what? Lock boxes in the sky…

  8. People who don’t like innovative and tall skyscrapers should just decide and go and live somewhere else
    This is NYC for a reason

    • Cliche bandwagoneering

    • Thanks for reminding us that we live in a commerial city called NYC. However, blocking everyones view of the Empire State Building from lower Fifth Avenue is indeed sad and unfprtunate. Takw away – NYC is a city of real estate developers who could care less about iconic viewa of anything.

  9. It feels like the developer of these controversial buildings lines the pockets of those from the city who vote to approve them?

  10. David : Sent From Heaven. | June 20, 2023 at 11:13 am | Reply

    Since that time in the beginning of the rising I can’t remember it, and now I have been able to get the updated. So watching in on its continues pouring for increasing floor. The structure likes a slender but beautiful to taller than neighbors: Thanks to Michael Young.

  11. GardenViewNYC | June 20, 2023 at 3:26 pm | Reply

    Stop right there… And all is good.

  12. Now that the Chrysler Building is now largely subsumed by its neighbors and the twin towers are gone, The ESB is the one component that distinguishes the Manhattan skyline from every banal skyline across the country and, indeed, around the world. The piece of detritus that is now climbing is a significant and sad chapter in the homogenization of the world.

  13. Now they can advertise apartments inside as being the one place in the city you can’t see 262 5th ave from

  14. wait, the russkies shrunk this to an 860’ nothingburger? oh nos. nyet.

  15. Did I read that Manhattan is sinking due to the weight of its buildings? Well, this one, at least, is truly needed. LOL

  16. Jack Architekt | June 20, 2023 at 8:20 pm | Reply

    From Russia..with hate…
    How this BS allowed to ever be here to build!?

  17. Usually I favor tall, very tall buildings. The taller the better, like a mega-tall.
    But not this one. Good thing its not being built to its original 1,000-ft height.

  18. If you’re going to block the Empire State Building, yours needs to be more worth looking at. It’s not.

  19. rafael valentin | June 21, 2023 at 10:23 am | Reply

    I love this building. Those who criticize don’t know anything about progress.

  20. Viewsheds have value.

  21. Jimbo Jones 3rd 2.0 | September 30, 2023 at 11:55 am | Reply

    We’re all for new verticality but this destroys classic views of the ESB from Madison Park… Not only that but its completely out of context to its surrounding area. Most buildings are only a few stories tall making this stick out like a giant middle finger to the City.

    Local authorities should be ashamed but they greased their pockets so who cares I guess.

  22. Love to see it. The people who don’t want to see growth hate NYC. Literally deranged minds. Every new building is more badly needed capacity and strength for the city.

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