262 Fifth Avenue Nears Topping Out in NoMad, Manhattan 

Photo by Michael Young

Construction has reached the roof parapet of 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 with an average scope of 3,200 square feet, including at least one quadruplex unit. GEA Consulting Engineers is the MEP engineer and CM & Associates Construction Management is the general contractor for the project, which rises from a 5,000-square-foot plot at the southwest corner of Fifth Avenue and West 29th Street.

The reinforced concrete superstructure continued its steady ascent since our last update in late December, when crews were forming the double-height floors on the upper half. Recent photos show the building structurally topped out, with crews erecting the steel framework for the rectangular canopy that will cover the communal roof terrace. YIMBY expects this work to wrap up before the end of the month. Façade installation has yet to begin, but could commence in the coming weeks.

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

The below main rendering shows the outdated 1,054-foot-tall supertall design, but is still a good reference for the upcoming appearance of the façade.

262 Fifth Avenue

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

YIMBY anticipates 262 Fifth Avenue will complete construction sometime in early 2025.

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29 Comments on "262 Fifth Avenue Nears Topping Out in NoMad, Manhattan "

  1. 26 units for 56 stories? What a waste…

  2. Stupid air rights has many bad side effects. Like stupidly thin skyscrapers, stupid overhangs, …

  3. A smokestack with 26 apartments and a ruined view of the ESB will forever be the legacy of this structure,

    • Nothing is “forever”. Especially in NYC. We have the real estate developer’s concept of “air rights”-but view rights? Proclaiming “views” sacrosanct in a congested & growing city is a fool’s errand. It’s hard enough to preserve & protect deserving historic buildings themselves, much less the views – either of them or from them. And practically speaking what else can you have other than “smokestacks” when you errect these pencil thin buildings,- buildings whose shape is deterined by their miniscule base? Geometry, gravity, phsics and of course money- rule the day for these structures.

      • David in Bushwick | February 12, 2024 at 12:02 pm | Reply

        The all-or-nothing “argument” never fails to disappoint.

      • protecting certain iconic views within a city is absolutely in the long-term interest of its brand, experience, aesthetics, tourism… i wouldn’t be so quick to dismiss the soft power of important aesthetic experiences. barcelona doesn’t allow buildings to outshine the sagrada familia; the ESB is our beacon & brand, and we should want to ensure that its most famous vantage points are maintained.

        • Thanks, joshua—exactly—can’t build a skyscraper beside the Eiffel Tower either! The brand—the goose that laid the golden egg! There will never be a movie where people meet on top of this horrible building—it won’t ever be open to the public, unlike ESB!

  4. If the “outdated “ depiction indicates a super-tall height of 1054 feet, then what is the projected/actual/ updated height,?It wouldappear that the cailing heights of units are appreciable.

  5. I dubb thee “THE SUNDIAL”!

    Perfect way to tell what time
    it is as the SHADOW is cast on neighboring buildings? 🤗 🧭 🏬🏫

  6. David in Bushwick | February 12, 2024 at 12:14 pm | Reply

    Will the width to height ratio be even skinnier than the ridiculous 111 W 57th Street?
    It will be interesting to find out if this building sways in the wind.

  7. stupid comment whining about skyscrapers in a CITY!!!

  8. I didn’t realize how hideous this was until I saw this from Madison Square Park. It blocks the view of ESB completely from Madison Ave and nearby

    • I thought the same when passing by the Park this weekend. The shape of this building fascinates me, and I’ve been eager to see it rise, but realizing how it really knocks out the view of ESB from MSP was a downer.

  9. Tbh it doesn’t look as obstructive of the ESB as I thought thankful for the height chop this time.

  10. What I love about this building is that it pisses off the clueless haters so much.

    • Would you mind elaborating what the clueless haters are pissed off at, and what they are forgetting about this building?

  11. David : Sent From Heaven. | February 13, 2024 at 8:48 am | Reply

    The work moved so quickly that I felt like it didn’t last long at all, the tower is very thin when it’s hit by a strong wind. Will something happen? I’m just guessing: Thanks to Michael Young.

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