Residential

262 Fifth Avenue Soars Higher Above NoMad, Manhattan 

The fifth-tallest building under construction in New York is 262 Fifth Avenue, an 860-foot-tall 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 56-story structure will yield 26 condominiums 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 located on a 5,000-square-foot plot on the southwest corner of Fifth Avenue and West 29th Street.

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The Orchard’s Façade Begins Installation at 27-48 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens

At number six on our year-end countdown of the tallest buildings under construction in New York is The Orchard, an 811-foot-tall residential residential skyscraper at 27-48 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by BLDG Management Company under the Building Orchard LLC, the 69-story structure will span 635,000 square feet and yield 824 rental units with nearly 200 designated as affordable housing, as well as 13,000 square feet of retail space, 100,000 square feet of amenities, and a two-story parking garage with 207 spaces. Triton Construction Company is the general contractor for the project, which is alternately addressed as 43-01 Queens Street and 42-02 Orchard Street and occupies a full city block along Jackson Avenue between Queens and Orchard Streets.

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Excavation Begins at 29-15 40th Road in Long Island City, Queens

Construction has broken ground at 29-15 40th Road, the site of a new residential building in Long Island City, Queens. Details are slim for the project, which is being designed by Fogarty Finger Architects and developed by SB Development, which also acquired the adjacent lot at 29-13 40th Road for $8.7 million over the fall. 29-15 40 RD LLC is listed as the owner and Alba Services Inc. served as the demolition contractor for the property, which is located on an interior lot bound by 40th Avenue to the north and 40th Road to the south.

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Rendering of 50 West 66th Street - Snøhetta

Snøhetta’s 50 West 66th Street Climbs Higher Above Manhattan’s Upper West Side

The seventh-tallest building on our year-end construction countdown is 50 West 66th Street, a 775-foot-tall residential skyscraper on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by Snøhetta with SLCE Architects as the executive architect and developed by Extell and Tennor Holding, the 69-story structure will yield 127 condominium units and claim the title as the tallest building in the neighborhood. Lendlease is the general contractor for the project, which is located on an interior lot between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West with frontage on both West 65th and West 66th Streets.

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